15 December 2015

My Thoughts on Freedom Makeup

The brand Freedom makeup is not only a new brand to me, but it grabbed my interest by how striking its similarity is to other more higher end brands out there on the market that does similar products....Yes I am talking about the Anastasia beverly hills products which I have always been tempted by. Packaging wise, I feel that the quality is great and very sturdy for the price which is great for on the go.  So in this post, I will summarise my first impressions of these products.

Pro Brow pomade taupe

This definitely is a product that resembles the Anastasia dipbrow pomade which I have been wanting to try. I tend to use this product for nights out as I find that it does look a bit heavy for day time use in my opinion. Pigmentation wise, this isn't the best and I find that the colour does change throughout the day. Not sure how it compares with the Anastasia dipbrow but for the price that I picked this up for, I can't really complain.

Duo Eyebrow powder Taupe

I really enjoyed using this eyebrow powder as it gives a very natural gradient look to the eyebrows. The two toned shades allows me to have a lighter shade at the front and a deeper shade on the ends of the brows to achieve more definition. There is quite a bit of fallout from the product and once again, the pigmentation isn't that great.

Pro highlight Diffused

Out of all the products here, this is the product that I was the most impressed with. I am now gradually trying out highlighting products and I think that this is the best product that I have in my collection. The product is easy to use and it doesn't accentuate my pores making them look larger than they are. I would describe the highlight as a cool toned shimmer without making your makeup look too over the top. Can see the glow on my skin and it really does make a difference to my makeup look giving me much more radiance. 

Pro cream strobe palette with brush

The most expensive product out of the lot but I have to say that it was the most dissapointing. The colour range in this palette is great and the brush that it comes with is of a satisfactory quality too. However, the product itself if not pigmented at all and I found myself layering these cream products so much. I have tried using my fingers, brushes and my beauty blender but it seems like these cream products just dissapear onto my skin. 

Pro contour shaped stick medium

The shading colour is a bit too warm for contouring in my opinion but its ok to use it as a base for other products on top. This product is easy to use and handy to take around for travelling. Once again, it lacked pigmentation which can be frustrating after having to reapply. I also found that it was quite hard to blend evenly. The lid cracked easily which made it no longer secure anymore so I had to be extra careful with it in my makeup bag.

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In conclusion, I think that I wouldn't make a purchase from Freedom makeup again. Although the prices are cheaper than the higher end brands, I think that the quality of the products definitley is a reflection of the pricing. The only products that I would consider myself buying more of are their wonderful highlighters which I have been loving these couple of months.


Have You tried any products by Freedom?

♥ Love Ying x


9 December 2015


Being a girl with long hair for most of her life, haircare and hair styling has been an important aspect of day to day life. Over the years I have found a bunch of inexpensive products which works best for me and so in this post, I have chosen 5 products that is constantly a part of my routine and I keep repurchasing them continuously especially when Boots does their 3 for 2 offers which is always a perfect opportunity to restock the stash which I'm sure most of you can agree with.

Tresseme Dry Shampoo

The main reason why I love this dry shampoo as opposed to the other brands i've tried is that this comes out clear so that horrible grey cast on the hair is avoided. This particular one if aimed at fine hair which is great for my hair as quite alot of products tend to weigh my hair down making it look more limp and greasy. With a powdery scent, this dry shampoo is very pleasant to use and also a relatively inexpensive product suited for regular use. 

John Frieda Blow Dry lotion.

I tend to use this on special occasions as I find that this product gives me crazy amounts of volume. One thing I have learnt is that a little definitely goes a long way as I over sprayed my hair and it turned out to make my hair really greasy and unmanageable. A few spritz of this prior to blow-drying creates voluminous hair perfect for further hair styling or just to go out with a fuller look. My hair is very fine and my main goal is getting as much volume and texture as I can so this is great for me.

Batiste XXL

I recently discovered this product as it has been a while since I've delved back into the brand as I used to hate their white cast they produced on my hair when I used their dry shampoos. However, I use this product not for taking away that extra shine, but rather to add texture into my hair when it comes to styling like the name suggests. Using this give me the texture I want so I am able to add subtle volume into my hair without having to back-comb which damages the hair. sometimes I straighten my hair and the end result can look a bit too neat and tidy therefore using this helps with making the look more casual and effortless.

Charles Worthington Texturising spray

Like the Batiste XXL, I use this for finishing off my hair styling to add extra volume and texure. This product differs as it has more of a hairspray property to it giving the hair a bit more hold and lift. I have heard this being compared with the Oribe texturising shampoo so this product is the cheaper alternative to that. This product is a must have for me and it goes everywhere with me and always in my travel bags as it is simply a product that I feel changes the way my hair looks.

Tresseme Heat Defence Spray

This product has been my staple in my hair styling routine for several years now since I've discovered it. This is great before blow drying protecting my hair from the heat and I can say that it does make a difference to the look and feel of your hair after. I find that if I don't use this I can really tell the difference and my hair doesn't feel as soft. Bargain for how much product you get and one bottle lasts for a long time. A must have for my hair styling routine as I regularly blow dry my hair and use my straighteners on it.  


What are some of your favourite products for your hair?

♥ Love Ying x



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