Best Spots in Manchester for a Good Old Drink

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I'm surprised I've never really covered this before, but in the past year I've ventured out a bit and gone around town looking for the best places for a drink, from cocktails to ciders there's a range of places across Manchester that deserve a bit of a spotlight. I like a mixture of drinks and there's nothing worse than going to a new bar and choosing the same drink you have everywhere else, I like to try something different each time. So if you're looking for a new place to grab a drink take note of where am about to mention, from the Northern Quarter to Spinningfields. 

First up, is Jimmy's if you're into the more indie scene of Manchester this is a great place to check out. They have a great range of cocktails, great music that you can't miss and they house a lot of gigs around the year. Some of my best gigs from the past year have been at Jimmy's and it's somewhere you really can't miss. It's a bit different to the rest on the lis…

You Should Be Adding This Contour Kit To Your Collection - Collection Contour Kit





I was never a true contour fan initially. After testing out the Maybelline contour kit the craze never really stuck with me. To this day I tend to just apply a bit of bronzer on my cheekbones and around my face to give it a bit of definition. But I wanted to start seeing what I could really do if I did contouring properly. I picked up the Collection Highlight and Sculpt contour palette. First off this kit gives you two massive amounts of highlight and contour powder in the packaging. It has a little mirror included at the top which I personally don't really see any use for as the mirror is so thin and tiny you can barely see your face through it. 


From looking at the kit I can already see how shimmery the highlight it. The pigmentation of this is beautiful, blending in smoothly almost like a dream highlighter. Until you've worn this product for a few hours. Now I don't know what happens to it. I have tried this with different bases and it does the same thing, after a few hours of it being all light and shiny it goes to this muddy silver mess. It looks like I've just fell in a pot of uneven glitter. Even after using a setting spray it still does it. So for highlight I will probably just stick with my Sleek Solstice Palette Now for the contour powder, this is the gem of the two. It probably isn't the best contour powder out there but it has been a very good starter one for me. This is a highly pigmented powder that is quite dark but not so dark for my skin that I'm having to blend it into the heavens. I tend to just blend a little bit of this onto my cheekbones, around the top of my face and on the jaw line. Making sure it is all blended so that I don't have any brown lines later on. 


After a couple of hours the contour does still look good. There's no separation at all. I would say that after about 4/5 hours some of it 
does tend to fade away. But you are still left with a strong defined face. This kit was priced at £4.19 and honestly I would say that for the fact that I just didn't get on with the highlighter at all the price annoys me a little. But as a starter kit I think this is fairly reasonable and in terms of the good contour shade it's good to use for beginning to contouring or even if you already can. The key is to really blend it in and make sure you are contouring the right features at the correct angles. But overall I really do like this kit and I'm excited to hopefully carry on using it until I run out.  
Until next time, Chloe!

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