Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Box of Wonders

Seeing as I was having a clear out today and getting rid of some old bits of make-up (does anyone else find it hard to just chuck stuff away..?) I thought I may aswell take a few photos and show you all what I have.. see if any of you want reviews or just a little nosey of what kind of products I have in my make-up box :)

To start, not related to make-up but we have the fake t
ans which I consider as my essental 'base'..
Dove Summer Glow, Solait Self Tanning Mousse, Fake Bake Dark Lotion, St.Moriz Tanning Mousse, Rimmel SunShimmer Instant Tan, Fake Bake Extreme.
I also have the Xen Tan Dark Lotion and the St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse but the bottles were looking a bit manky.

Foundations: Studio Sculpt Foundation, Mac Mineralize Spf, Dior Forever, Bourjous Healthy Glow, Max Factor Lasting Performance, Studio Fix Fluid, Neutrogena Glow Sheers, Collection 2000 Perfecting Minerals, Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse, Max Factor Miracle Touch, Max Factor Facefinity Compact, Loreal Roll On Foundation, Maybelline Pure Liquid Minerals, Revlon Beyond Natural, Maybelline Dream Satin, Maybelline Dream Creamy Foundation.Face Powder, Bronzers, Highlighters and BlushThen we have the lip products, mascaras, brushes and then anything I had leftover :)

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Saving the $$$$

Since I'm a bit of shopaholic and love to abuse my credit card every time payday comes around I have ended up with a pretty decent collection of foundations laying about in my drawers. I find a new one, I love it until it gets replaced and rehomed in my make-up box. However, since I have just started up my driving lessons again (after having a meanie of an examiner 10 months ago and failing my test) the majority of my money is going towards my £21 an hour lessons - ouch. - so I can be one step closer to freedom. This now means that I'm having to limit the amount of money I spent on my beloved beauty products :'( but is also giving me a chance to use up all my half empty bottles of foundation and since I'm going to be rediscovering all of my beauties I thought I may aswell write up a new review each week giving you the low-down on whether they're worth buying.

So.. First up we have Benefit's PlayStick Foundati
on in Hide and Seek.
PACKAGING; The packaging is very sleek it comes in a tough durable tube that can easily be chucked in your bag at the last minute for touch ups.
COVERAGE; It's a pretty full coverage foundation I tested it out trying to cover my tattoo and it did a pretty decent job.
FINISH; It has a very matte finish so dewy skin fans steer clear.
PRICE; I purchased mine in New York last year but it's available on Asos.com for £25.00 - pretty damn pricey!
WORTH PURCHASING? This would be a good option for those with very oily skin - any dryness and this will accentuate those areas and show up any flaking. If layered up too many time it can look cakey and settle into fine lines but if used sparingly with a sponge it gives a nice finish and good coverage. The colour range is a bit limited and 'Hide and Seek' is definately more well suited for those with yellow undertones. All in all I wouldnt repurchase however I'll use it up in times when I want someth
ing thicker.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010


Haul Time! <3>

Mac Studio Fix Fluid Spf 15 in NC30
Mac Fix +
Simple Oil Balancing Moisturiser
Sleek Contour Palette in Light
Mac 130 Brush
Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara

Bourjous Elastic Mascara
Topshop Cream Blush in Flush
Miss Sporty Lipstick in Innocence

Exams are over and summer's here so I thought it was time to treat myself a little, here's a few photos of my goodies!