Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
Monday, 21 November 2011
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Monday, 14 November 2011
Recently I was sent a few fragrances from the PR team over at So...? Fragrances. Like most girls I know, I always have a body spray or some kind of fragrance in my bag, just in case.
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
Tuesday, 1 November 2011
If you've had your eye on the Urban Decay Naked palette but it's not in your budget, then don't despair - the MUA Pro Heaven and Earth palette is just as good. I've owned, and sold the UD Naked palette because I didn't think the pigmentation was as good as everyone made out, especially for the price.
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Monday, 10 October 2011
MyFace Cosmetics is a brand I've wanted to try for a while now as I've heard such good things about the products. With all the moving I've done recently and having been unemployed I've not been able to afford much make-up so was happy to be sent these to review!
£12.99 - Available from Boots or Online
There are nine shades in the range and I received 02 - Fair, which is the second lightest colour. When I first swatched this on my hand I thought it would be far too dark for my skin tone but on application it seemed to blend well and matched my skin quite well, although I probably could of done with the lightest shade. I found this to be a medium coverage foundation, but definitely buildable. When I first applied the product I noticed it looked quite shiny and oily on my already oily skin so I would definitely have to seal it with a powder. Once I've set the foundation it looks very natural and has a semi-matte finish. I did find that by the end of the day I had quite a bit of wear around my mouth and chin but apart from those areas the foundation lasted quite well. The only real negative I found about the product was how leaky the packaging is, I'd definitely not recommend anyone to chuck this in their bag for touch ups!
£10.49 from Boots or Online
Here's the finished result; I have on the MyMix Foundation, MyCover Concealer and MyMatch Powder.
Thursday, 6 October 2011
Thursday, 29 September 2011
Estee Lauder Double Wear - Tawny
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder - Golden Beige
Illamasqua Powder Blusher - Katie
NYX Jumbo Eyeliner - Milk
Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Cat Eyes Mascara - Black
Loreal Super Liner - Black
ELF Lip Stain - Red Carpet
HD Brow Kit - Ash Brown & Warm Brown
Maybelline Single Eyeshadow - Nude Beige
Corset Top - Cream. Asos.
Faux Leather Bodycon Skirt - H&M £14.99
Sorry about the poor quality photos, taken on my Blackberry!
Monday, 26 September 2011
Thursday, 22 September 2011
Thursday, 15 September 2011
Monday, 12 September 2011
Top: Mac Myth Bottom: Natural Collection Apple Blossom
Sunday, 4 September 2011
A few days ago I was rushing through Debenhams on a mission to solely pick up one YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick in the shade 'Pink Caress' for my '700 Followers Giveaway' winner. Of course once I'd seen the Rouge Volupte's up close in all their golden, embellished glory I was easily swayed to pop one on the counter for myself, fork over £44 and scarper off with my purchases.
The shade I decided on for myself was 'Nude Beige - 1' although I was torn between a peachy/coral and a vibrant glossy red as well. I think my choice was very safe but I wanted to be sure my £22 would be spent on a lipstick I'd actually wear! I definitely wont keep this in my bag as an everyday item, I'll save this for nights out and special occasions purely because of the price.
The packaging is stunningly beautiful, oozes luxury and has a lovely fruity scent, as well as the colour being gorgeous and having a glossy, moisturising finish - a welcomed addition to my lipstick collection!
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
Thursday, 11 August 2011
£5.99 - Boots/Superdrug'Good Things Facial Skincare has been developed by Award-Winning Beauty Writer Alice Hart-Davis using her years of expertise in the Beauty'
I'd been looking for a good face mask for a while so when I was sent this to try out I couldn't wait to slather it on and see what happened. The first thing you'll notice is the packaging which is well designed and eye catching, as well as the mention that it's 'FREE FROM: Parabens, Mineral Oils, Sodium Laureth Sulphate & Animal Ingredients' which is always a plus! One of the huge positives for me is the scent, it smells fruity and delicious so if you like fragranced products - this is one for you.
The mask itself has quite a thick consistency making it easy to apply an even layer to your skin, be sure to avoid the delicate eye area though! I found this dried and hardened after 3-4 minutes which I love as it feels like it's actually working. The most interesting thing I found was that you end up with little dots around your pores, for me it's mainly on my nose, where it appears to almost be extracting the oil. (Attractive, ey?) I remove the mask with warm water and muslin cloth so my skin gets a gentle exfoliation at the same time. Afterwards my skin feels really soft, clean and the pores around my nose look clear and improved. I do find it leaves you with a bit of a tight feeling but nothing a bit of moisturiser can't fix!
For me, it gets the thumbs up!
Thursday, 4 August 2011
It's certainly bling-tastic but not to the extent of being tacky, it adds a bit of glamour to nude nails and just makes your hands look really feminine!
It took 3 coats to get the nail completely covered in the little 'jewels' but I also used Gosh 'Holographic' as a base so if I missed any bits it wouldn't show and gives an almost mermaids tail effect.
I'm wearing short false nails in the photos, Sinful Colours 'Easy Going' is the nude shade on the rest of my fingers!
Wednesday, 3 August 2011
'Natural' - Top, 'Coral' - Bottom
'Coral' is slightly brighter than it shows up on camera.
What they say:
'This convenient jumbo sized lip pencil creates exact colour application with twist up ease so you never have to sharpen. The pigment rich colour glides on effortlessly and easily to provide long lasting matte colour. The enriched Vitamin A, C & E formula moisturizes and hydrates lips for beautiful healthy looking lips.'
What I thought:
The packaging is quite sleek and streamline making them perfect to chuck in your handbag and take up minimal room. At just £3.50 they're affordable for all price ranges and prove that sometimes quality doesn't always equal a hefty price tag. Both pencils were very pigmented and smooth which allows you to fill your lips in with the colour incredibly quickly. As stated, they're completely matte but don't leave you with dry, flaky lips - I wouldn't say they're hydrating exactly but you aren't left feeling uncomfortable, they're a good happy medium. Overall I've been really impressed with the colours and formula, my favourite by far is 'natural' and I'd definately try out the other two shades at some point!
Do matte lip colours interest you?
At $4.75 these only cost me about £2.90 each - I know, bargain!
I'd had my eye on 'Boho Chic' for the longest time so when I found out it was out of stock I was slightly gutted and opted for 'Rose Petal' and 'Glow' instead. Of course I instantly compared these to my Mac blushcreme in 'LadyBlush', both are highly pigmented, creamy, easy to blend and have a dewy finish. The Mac blushcreme's have slightly more product (2.5g more) but that's reflected in the price, and the packaging is very similar except Mac is sturdier and more expensive looking. The consistency is pretty much identical, if anything I'd say Mac 'LadyBlush' is slightly tacky on application.
The only real difference between the NYX and Mac cream blushers is the price, at £17 Mac is a nice luxury item but if you've looking for a cheaper alternative the NYX cream blushers are just as good!
Glow is a true deep pink, that reminds me of the classic 'English Rose' look