Monday, 27 July 2015

BLOG SALE // beauty.

Hi All!
I'm having a huge clear out to make some extra cash for a last minute trip. I know I've been off the radar for a while now, mainly due to personal reasons which I'll explain at a later date in 'sit down and read this with a cup of tea' kinda post. Most of these products are unused or the usage can be seen, help me raise funds! You can tweet me @GoldenGloww with any queries or offers for products. I can also reduce shipping if multiple items are brought together!
Dior Rosy Glow Blush, £14, never used.
 Hourglass Powder Dim Light Powder.
 Illamasqua Tremble Blush £9.50, never used.
Nars Gaiety Blush, £13.50, never used.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyebrow Pencil, Brunette, Unused. Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette, usage shown. £18
The Balm Bronzer, £7
Clarins Aquatic Treasure Bronzer, £10
Mac Eyeshadows, £4 each. Brulee and a bronze shade.
Clinique Skin Care, never used £6.50 each. Inglot Glitter, £7
Mac Constructavist Paint Pot, barely used. £7.50
Bourjois Foundation, £4
Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover Foundation, 70% left, £8
Clarins Complexion Perfector, never used. £13.50 Clarins True Radiance Foundation, never used. £14
Mac Pro Longwear Cream Foundation, NC25 barely used. £14
Mac Full Coverage Foundation NC20, barely used. £14.50
Bourjois Foundations, £4 each. Used once.
Make Up Forever Mat Velvet Foundation, never used. £14.50
Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation, never used. £14.50
Nars All Day Luminous Foundation, Sante Fe, never used. £16.50 Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions Foundation, 04 Fresh Vanilla. Never Used. £12.50
Chanel Loose Powder, Used Twice. £17.50
Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Quad, light use. £17
Dior Concealer, never used - 001, £10
Smashbox Cream Eyeshadow - Icon, never used. £7
Becca Beach Tint - Lychee/Opac - never used - £10 Kerastase Initialiste Serum, £19.50, never used.
Liz Earle Face Mask, £6, barely used.
Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer, £13.50 Nars Copacabana Highlighter, £10, never used.
Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick, 3.5 Warm Beige, used once. £14.50
Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Powder, shade 3, £10, barely used.
Stila Convertible Colour, never used. £7. Gerbera
Chanel Lipstick. £11.50, usage shown.
Mac Cream Colour Base, Pink Shock, never used. £7 Mac Eyeshadow Palette, £30 all together. Shades include: Bronze, Charcoal Brown, Patina, All That Glitters. Mac Pro Longwear Cream Foundation, NC25 70% left. £7
Mac BB Cream, Light Plus, barely used. £7.
Clarins Ever Matte Foundation, 70% left. £7.50
Mac Mineralize Foundation NC25, 80% left. £7.50 Mac lipsticks, £6 each, includes Candy Yum Yum, Viva Glam, Hue, Creme Cup, Pink Pearl Pop, Plink!, Rebel, Girl About Town and Viva Glam Gaga. Estee Lauder Lipsticks, £7, nude shade and Pink Sand. YSL glossy lip stain, £9, used once.
Clinique Chubby Eyeshadow Stick, Fudge, £8, light use.
Mac Mooncake Eyeshadow Base, £7, used once.
Mac Eyeshadow £4 Mac Studio Sculpt Foundation / NC25, NEVER USED. Body Shop BB Cream - NEVER USED, £7
Chanel Vitalumiere Foundation, 85% left
Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Foundation, never used. £10
Lancome 24 Hour Ultra Foundation, shade 035, never used. £13.50 Mac Lipsticks ST. Germain and Brave, £6 each. Barely used.
Tarte Blush in Buff, never used. £8.50
Dior NudeTan BB Cream, never used, £10.50
Chanel Les Bieges Powder, £13, light use Stila Stay All Day Foundation and Concealer, 80% left. £9
Liz Earle Foundation, unused, £9.50
Philosophy BB Cream, never used. £9 Dior Nude Foundation, 65% left, £9.50
Honey Bronze, £5
Mac Concealer, never used, £6 DKNY Perfume, 90% left, £12.50. Laura Mercier Creme Brulee Perfume, 95% left. £20 Stila Palette, £9. without eyeliner. UK ONLY. PAYPAL. 

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Bronzed, Beach Babe Make Up // Photoshoot.

  After several weeks of persuasion I managed to convince my friend Tash in to doing a photo shoot for me so I could experiment with her hair and makeup. I went with a bronze, deep smokey eye, contoured cheeks and nude lips to bring out the colour of her eyes and face shape. For the hair we went with big curls that were tousled to look effortless and beachy.
Products Used:
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in Soft Beige
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 'Cafe 30'
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in 'True Ivory'
Make Up Revolution Pro Fixing Spray
Anastasia Beverley Hills Contour Kit
Collection All About Eyes Little Mix Palette
Topshop Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in Sable
Topshop Doll Eyed Mascara
Collection Moisture Lipstick in 'Apple Blossom'
Soap & Glory Archery Brow Pencil in 'Hot Chocolate'
Toni & Guy Conical Wand
Charles Worthington Brush Out Strong Hair Spray
Lee Stafford Messed Up Spray Wax
Grey Crochet Fringe Top - Forever21
Lace Bodysuit - H&M
Cream Dress - TKMaxx

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Well Loved Products.

To start off my recently loved products, I need to give Sienna X a mention - they recently sent me their Q10 Bronzing Mousse, which I'm overdue to do a review on and I've absolutely fallen in love. It's not overwhelmingly dark when you first apply it, it looks like milk chocolate but it smells incredible and blends like a dream. If you're a lover of fruity scents and a fake tan addict, you need to give this a try - it leaves you a really lovely, realistic colour and fades without patching. Base wise, I've returned to an old flame, Estee Lauder Double Wear, it stays put, looks flawless, covers all and doesn't leave me a greasy mess which is all I ask for in a foundation. Recently I've taken to mixing it in with a luminous base product for an added glow. To conceal I've been enjoying the Chanel Perfection Long Lasting Concealer. This stuff is amazing, it has an almost whipped texture which means it blends in to nothing whilst covering a multitude of sins - it doesn't settle in to any fine lines or cake up during the day. To set my base I've been loving the Bourjois Healthy Mix powder which is light and doesn't leave you looking overly matte.
When it comes to eyes, I never stray from my old faithful Mac Paintpot in Soft Ocre, it's just the best thing ever, if you don't have it - you need it. I've not been in to eyeshadow lately, instead opting for just a matte cream shade, which you can find absolutely everywhere. I still love my liquid liner, I've recently discovered Soap & Glory's Supercat Eyeliner Pen which is fool proof to use. For lashes, the latest mascara from Mayelline - the Lash Sensational is a big winner for me, it has a rubber wand with teeny tiny teeth that grab every lash and you can really build drama. It also doesn't smudge under the bottom lashes which is a common issue for me. I've returned to white eyeliner on the waterline, I use Mac's but you can pick them up from everywhere - this or light beige shade.
When it comes to finishing touches, I've fallen for the Anastasia Beverley Hills Contour Kit which I wasn't a fan of when I first got it. I now fully appreciate its worth, I see the light. I love the pale yellow for setting around the eyes, the shimmery shade for highlighting and a mix of all three contour shades to sculpt and add warmth around my temples, nose and cheeks. When it comes to lips, I still love a matte or satin finish - I'm not interested in a gloss. I absolutely adore Mac's Faux lipstick which is the perfect lip shade, sometimes I highlight the centre of my lip with Fleshpot too just to add dimension.

I also need to mention the Body Shop Body Sorbet moisturisers, they smell delicious, hydrate without the hideous sticky feeling and did I mention - they smell DELICIOUS?! I've also been loving DKNY's Dreamsicle perfume which is peachy, fruity goodness in a bottle - if you love sweet scents give this a try as it's limited edition. Other sweet smelling lovelies worth a mention are Nina Ricci's Les Delices de Nina perfume, which has the tackiest bottle but the most gorgeous scent, the latest Escada release, Turquoise Summer is also a winner.   
What've you been loving recently?

Yves Rocher Serum Vegetal review.

*Yves Rocher have been a well loved brand of mine for a while now. Their Sexy Pulp mascara has been a firm favourite ever since I discovered it through GlossyBox and their fragrances have been repurchases for years now. The brand recently contacted me about trying their latest skin care product, the Serum Vegetal line which has a Day and Night version. This product claims to help rebuild skin to regain plumpness, so I've been trialling it for the last few weeks so I can share with you my thoughts.
First impressions of the packaging is that it's simply done, but looks expensive and high quality. The base is made of glass which does dampen things if you travel often but to display in your bathroom - they're a winner. Upon reading the packaging, here are some of the claims it makes:
Even deep wrinkles are significantly corrected
Skin regains plumpness and appears firmer
Skin is hydrated throughout the day thanks to the product’s smoothing texture, which provides an excellent base for makeup. Plus with Plumping Night Care skin appears firmer and more toned when you wake up in the morning. Skin is intensely nourished thanks to the product’s corrective balm texture.
I've been using both as suggested, morning and night and there's definitely a difference between the two. As you'd probably imagine the Night serum has a thicker consistency and leaves your skin feeling completely nourished. It does leave a slightly oily residue on the skin, which I do find a little overwhelming for my oily/combination skin so I do have to use it sparingly. I do notice in the morning my skin looks rejuvenated and in better condition. The Day and Night serum both contain Mesembryanthemum crystallinum - they call it the Life Plant - which stimulates protein in the skin to combat wrinkles. For dual action they also add in Orzya, a botanical extract, that boosts skins radiance. There's a lot of Scientific long words behind all of it but basically, they're aiming to refresh, rehydrate and stimulate your skin. Prolonged use will ideally smooth the texture of your skin and reduce wrinkles and fine lines. The packaging claims that this is a product that should be used by anyone over 25, I'm 24, close enough. I'm luckily without any noticeable wrinkles so far, apart from a stubborn line on my forehead from being a sarcastic, eyebrow raising teenager, and this hasn't vanished - although after a few weeks of using both products it wasn't as noticeable and my skin looks like it's been refreshed, plumped and hydrated. All a bonus in my book. I think ideally I'd have to get my mum to give these a good go to give proper results on the wrinkle reduction front - sorry mum, but if you're after preventative skin care or want a hydrating day and night serum - these are well worth a try. Plus they're currently on offer, together for £29, they both contain 30ml. If you're picky about scents, you can rest assured that these have a light, non offensive fragrance that you barely notice.
Yves Rocher Serum Vegetal offer - you also get a free gift when you place an order with Yves Rocher.