My name is Olivia and I'm from the North East of England. After graduating from University with an English Studies with Creative Writing degree, I decided to take a year out of education, but now I'm back and studying for my MA in Multimedia Journalism.
I am author of the blog, The Northernist, where I write about lifestyle, beauty and baking. I absolutely love creating my own recipes and sharing them with everyone, as well as writing about places I've been, things I get up to, reviewing products and taking photos. My blog started off as just a hobby, but it has become quite a big part of my life!
I have naturally full eyebrows and I find that this pomade helps to fill in any sparse areas whilst helping my brows to maintain their natural look. It’s very easy to apply with a slanted brush and a little goes a very long way! It keeps my brows in place all day and I can’t see myself using anything else any time soon!
These are my go to wipes. They’re double-sided - one side has exfoliating bumps on and the other is smooth. I usually use them before applying my moisturiser or makeup to make sure that I start with a smooth base. There isn’t an overpowering scent and I don’t break out after using them, despite their detoxifying abilities. I rarely ever use any other wipes because these are so great!
Review for: 16N Fair-Light Neutral (Fair To Light Skin With Neutral Undertones) more...
I just couldn’t get this foundation to work for me. I found it dried too quickly making it difficult to blend, I had to purchase online, so the shade isn’t a great match, and it separated throughout the day. I have combination skin and prefer a matte finish, so I thought this would be perfect, but I really don’t like it. The only reason I gave it a second star was because I liked the doe foot applicator. I’m glad I didn’t pay the full price for this (£33) and instead, bought it as part of the custom kit sale, which meant I only paid £8 for it
I bloomin’ love this highlighter. I have the shade ‘Exposed’ which is a natural nude shade and it looks perfect with my skin tone. It applies smoothly and lasts for hours, just like the name would suggest. It looks like a very natural sheen, but it can be built up to be a more blinding highlight. Plus, it smells like the most delicious vanilla, so that’s ALWAYS a win. The only reason why it hasn’t got 5 stars is because it’s so pricey for the size of the product. I would only repurchase if there was a sale
My holy grail is Too Faced’s Better Than Sex, but I’ve just ran out so I wanted to try out something new. I picked this mascara up in Tarte’s custom kit sale and I LOVE it!! I find that it gives me really similar results to the Better Than Sex - amazing volume, amazing length and the blackest lashes. I love dramatic eyes and this mascara gives me exactly that. The applicator isn’t huge and bushy in the way that a lot of other volumising mascaras are, so I don’t get transfer above my lashes or on my lids. It dries quickly and doesn’t feel crispy or uncomfortable! It’s simply incredible!
This camera is perfect for both photography and filming. It is compact, but has all the quality of a larger DSLR - especially when used with a amount so that you can alternate between lenses. It has a flip out screen, making it perfect for vlogging or for taking images at a lower angle without straining to see the screen. It’s my favourite camera that I own!
Before I explain the 3 stars, let me tell you what’s great about this palette. It’s super compact, so it’s brilliant for travelling and the shade range allows you to do more pared-back, neutral looks or more bold looks. The scent is absolutely delicious (if you love peach, you have to give this a sniff!) and it’s all matte, so it’s ideal for people that aren’t heavily into other formulas. However, I don’t find that the colours last on my eyes. I have tried all kinds of primers and concealers to make my eye looks last, but I just find that the shades I use from this palette fade pretty quickly. I’m not sure if I’m doing something wrong or if it’s the palette, but I wish I could get more wear out of it. I also think the packaging looks a little cheap. It’s a heavy and luxurious feeling palette, but to look at, it’s nothing special. But apart from that, I think this is a beautiful little palette
I use this powder to set my undereyes and around my nose. It’s the translucent shade, so after sweeping away the excess, I’m left with matte, velvet skin with no extra added colour. You get a lot of product for your money too, so it really is worth trying out
This is THE BEST mascara I’ve ever used. It has weighty packaging, so it feels very luxurious to use. It has a large wand that covers each lash perfectly and is designed to give you amazing length and volume. One coat is definitely enough, but two will give you amazing, dramatic lashes. It’s jet black and dries down, so any worries of it transferring on to your eye lids or undereyes can be forgotten about. It’s definitely worth the money!