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I remember Primark introducing a beauty range a few years ago and to be honest I turned my nose up at it a little bit, I know bad blogger and I sound very snobby. However, I have since tried quite a few products and some have pleasantly surprised me. I'm happy to say, this mattifying primer is one of those products that's pleasantly surprised me, and works really work. I also love their £1 lip liners which I've blogged about here.

The new Primark PS Pro Makeup introduces new products, of a higher quality, and a higher price. However since it's Primark it's the higher price is still very affordable, and with this primer cashing it at only £5 you can't really complain. I chose the mattifying primer, and there is also an illuminating primer on offer which I will add, I've read a heard a few people saying they're not a fan of it. 

The mattifying primer itself is a white cream primer, that has a gel consistency and provides a smooth base for foundation application. There is no scent to the primer, and it works really well on my oily T-zone and on my drier patches too. This primer definitely increases the longevity and staying power of my foundation, I wore it to my graduation ball at the weekend and my foundation still looked good at the end of the night. 

I think this is a brilliant primer for everyone, whether you're on a budget or have a little more to spend. I'm really impressed and I've been wearing it for a couple of weeks straight now and I'm sure I'll be repurchasing it once I've run out.

Have you tried any of Primark's beauty range?

Garnier Ultimate Blends Shampoo and Conditioner

Recently I wrote about how Garnier Ultimate Blends Strength Restorer Serum has done wonders for my split ends (read here), so today I thought it was time I reviewed the Nourishing Repairer Shampoo and Conditioner I have from the Ultimate Blends range.  

The Ultimate Blends Nourishing Repairer Shampoo and Conditioner and reasonably priced at £3.89 for a 400ml bottle and Boots typically have offers on for 3 for 2 or buy one get one half price, which is even better. Previously I've not been too fussy about what shampoo and conditioner I used and just bought whatever was on offer and around £2 for a bottle but I'd happily pay full price for these products. My hair is quite long and reaches to just above my belly button and quite dry so I really need to take care of it. 

Both the shampoo and conditioner have a subtle but pleasant scent and I do actually feel as if my hair is more nourished after using them. I can't say how much they've 'repaired' my hair, but my hair certainly is in better conditioner. I used this shampoo and conditioner duo in conjunction with the Garnier Ultimate Blends Strengthener Serum as previously mentioned, and the serum I only apply to the ends of my hair and you only need a couple of drops and it does the trick. The ends of my hair are definitely looking healthier and feel so much softer too.

I'm really impressed with the Nourishing Repairer Shampoo and Conditioner, and of course the Strengthener Serum. I also love how there's a few variations in the range for different hair types and I'm sure there'd be something for everyone in their vast range.

Have you tried anything from the Garnier Ultimate Blends range?

Soap and Glory Whipped Clean Shower Butter

I love so many of Soap and Glory's products, whether they're bath, body, skincare or makeup, I'm a fan of a lot of their products. So as I was going through my collection (which I've realised may be *slightly* out of hand with two whole boxes of S&G stuff) I decided to start using the Whipped Clean Shower Butter again. I don't think there was a reason as to why I stopped using this, probably because I bought something else and started using a 'new' shower gel! 

I will admit that this does seem a little pricey for a shower gel, at least to me it does as I'm quite content with buying whatever shower gel is on offer for £1 at the time in Tesco. However, I personally think it's worth the price. I find some shower gels can be a little drying, especially if I've shaved my legs but with Whipped Clean this isn't the case. That'll be down to the shower butter containing over 25% moisturising oils and butter, and I can definitely tell. My skin does feel soft, moisturised and smooth after using Whipped Clean and I'm also in love with the scent, I can definitely smell the sweet vanilla but not so much the almond and pistachio but nonetheless it's lovely. I only need a small grape sized amount of this product for my whole body and it lathers up really well with a loofah, so although this is a little pricier than some shower gels, it does last for a long time and is really worth it.

What's your favourite Soap and Glory product?

I only posted a big beauty haul the other day, but here I am again with another oops! My bank balance is not looking particularly healthy haha, but at least my makeup will be looking good!! So I'm doing a haul of these products today, and if you're interested in a review of any products in particular please do let me know!

Wilko Kiss Primer

I picked a few of these up last summer and I've been dying to get my hands on more since. But sadly I don't live near a Wilko and didn't want to pay the same price for postage as the products themselves haha, so when I was in Wilko the other day I had to pick these up. I reviewed these last year if you want to know more, click here.

I will start by saying Seventeen's Stay Time is my holy grail concealer and I swear by it! I really do recommend you check it out when you're next in Boots, it's honestly incredible. I have a full review here but let me tell you, it's incredible - that's all. 
I haven't tried the Miracle Matte Powder or the Skin Wow Concealer, but I'm really interested to try out both. 

Seventeen Skin Wow Concealer

Seventeen Concealer Swatches

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation is finally available in the UK! I've been excited to try this as I've heard quite a lot about it from US bloggers, and I'm hoping I like it. As you can see from the swatch above, it's not as pale as Seventeen's Stay Time but I'm hoping it'll match me!

l'oreal clay to spray dry shampoo

I bought this on a whim as I was in need of a new dry shampoo and I'd heard quite a few good things about this range from other bloggers. However, after reading a few reviews online, it's quite a mixed bag and mostly bad reviews so I'll see how I get on with it!

Have you bought any new makeup products recently?

I know this is cliche but I honestly can't believe it's June already, it honestly feels like a few weeks ago that it was Christmas Eve. Anyway, June is already here and it's a really busy month for me and here's what I'm up to...

I'm home home for a few weeks | Anyone who's moved out of their parents house/the house they grew up in will know what I mean by home home and how it's different to home. Anyway, I'm spending a couple of weeks at home home (aka my parents house) and I'm so looking forward to my Dad's cooked dinners and seeing my family and cats of course.

Final uni results | Next weekend I'll find out my final grade that I'll graduate uni with and that thought is terrifying.

Graduation Ball | A few weeks ago I finished uni forever, and so I'm no longer going to be a student. Our uni is holding a graduation ball (for the first time ever) and I'm really looking forward to going. It also happens to be on the same night as my best friends 21st birthday so it's perfect timing for everyone. I'm really excited to go back, but it'll be the last time I'll be sleeping in my uni house.

Holiday with my parents | I'm going away with my parents for a few days, yes I'm 21 and still going away with my parents haha! But I'm really excited to spend some time with them as I feel like I've barely seen them this past year with uni being so busy and stressful. 

Being a wedding guest | I'm attending a wedding in June and I'm really looking forward to it. Although, I don't have a dress or shoes or anything haha! Time to get searching for something to wear. 

What are your plans for June?

I wasn't actually tagged to do this, but I found this tag on LPage Beauty's Blog and I thought I'd give it a go myself!

If you could have anyone in the world do your makeup who would it be?
I think if I had to choose anyone, it would be Charlotte Tilbury. Her products look amazing and after recently watching a video of her doing Nic from Pixiwoo's makeup, I want to experience it too haha!

Whats your makeup top tip?
I'm sure it's been said many times before, but always moisturise and apply a primer before applying makeup. I find these two little steps make such a huge difference to my makeup.

What Skincare Product could you not live without?
I'd have to say moisturiser for me. My skin can be fickle and also very dry so I definitely need moisturiser in my routine. Although, I also swear by Garnier's Micellar Water as I love that too.

What are you worst at when it comes to applying makeup?
Winged eyeliner, without a doubt. I practice constantly yet I'm still pretty rubbish at it. I love winged eyeliner but I just can't do it well myself, but I still try! 

What's your biggest pet peeve about makeup?
I really can't think of one to be honest. It isn't a pet peeve as such, as everyone is entitled to wear their makeup how they want of course, but I'm not a fan of the liquid eyeliner and no mascara (and full face) look. But like I said, each to their own and I'd never tell anyone how to wear their makeup. 

Whats your Guilty Pleasure Product?
Primer or highlighter. I love them both and gravitate towards these two items in makeup shops, I just can't help it. Like I said earlier I swear by primers so I do have quite a few that I've tried out over the past few years.

Whats your underdog product?
Seventeen's Stay Time Concealer. I honestly swear by this concealer and I hear barely anyone talk about it! It's only £4.49, so really affordable and it's high coverage AND there's a shade that's light enough for my super pale skin. I prefer it to Collection's Lasting Perfection Concealer and I think it's so underrated. 

Whats your favourite Makeup product of 2016?
One of them for me would be Soap and Glory's Solar Powder which I've been wearing almost everyday since I bought it back in December. As well as this, I also love L'Oreal Infallible Contour Palette. Finally I'd also have to pick Kiko's Smart lipsticks as they're really affordable and have a creamy formulation too. 

I'm going to tag anyone who wants to do this tag, and if you do leave a comment below and let me know as I'd love to read it.

A few weeks ago I posted about my trip to Marseille last month, and I also said I'd be writing a post about our visit to La Calanques. We visited Les Calanques twice, once on a boat trip and the second time we walked hiked to visit them. The trip down to Les Calanques was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be, and I'm not the most fit person that there is out there, and that's probably one reason I struggled haha!

I decided to wear gym leggings, trainers (sturdy ones are definitely needed, not just converse) a t-shirt and a kimino just as a cover up. 

These views don't quite show how far you have to walk down, but basically, you walk down to the sea to be able to view the beautiful sights. 

We made it to this point after I had a mini breakdown about how I couldn't do it anymore. Right okay so I've made myself sound like a right diva, and I'm not. So I don't like heights, and I'm not the strongest swimmer so walking along a one-person-wide path (that was basically just rocks, not an actual path) with a dead drop down the rocks into the sea freaked me out a lot. However, luckily my boyfriend managed to put up with my mini breakdown and encouraged me to continue and it was so worth it.

After a bit more hiking and rock climbing we made it to the sea and these beautiful views made all of the hiking and tears worth it. The sea was so blue and it was breathtakingly beautiful and I'm so glad I didn't give up on the walk, because I'd regret it now. 

A few tips if you're going to walk down to Les Calanques:
  • Pack enough water for the day as there's no facilities
  • Pack some wet wipes or tissues, there's no toilets anywhere ladies!
  • Bring snacks and lunch because after a lot of walking you will be hungry
  • Bring a coverup or jumper as it can be a little chilly if you're in the shade
  • Remember towels. There isn't sand (or at least the places we went) and you'll be sat on rocks, so towels are definitely needed
  • Suncream, suncream and more suncream!
  • Bring a hat. I forgot and that was one thing I wish I had with me
  • Don't give up, the views are well worth it I promise
Les Calanques were absolutely beautiful, and although the walk was tough, it was so worth it and it's also free to visit them. They were also really quite busy, so if you want a day of it I'd say try and get there as early as possible to get a good spot if you want to be by the sea all day.

Have you ever visited Les Calanques?