Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation

I love a good foundation, who doesn't and while I was in the high street this caught my eye, now everyone loves the wake me up concealer even me, so I thought it only common sense to try the foundation.

I picked this up in the lightest shade, and when I looked at the colour against my other bottles of foundation this was a lot lighter then I originally thought, once I have applied the foundation it is  very light, so I had to get the next shade up (100 Ivory) so that I could mix them.

I mixed both the foundations into a cream jar that I got from Superdrug for 99p, I put in equal parts of both so that the colour wouldn't be uneven. Once mixed the colour started to look really good not too light and not too dark.

Colour matching out of the way lets get on to how it applies, the foundation is a light/medium coverage foundation so good for Spring/Summer when you only want a light foundation on your face, but for us oily faced girls I would give this foundation a miss. After a while the foundation starts to go a bit patchy and that isn't a good look and so this foundation for me turned out to be a big big miss as it just can't deal with my skin type and the colour matching wasn't that great either.

Overall applies to the face well but goes patchy on oily skin after a while, not one of my favourites this year

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Monday, 28 April 2014

Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balms

These are Revlon's most recent launch (I covered the matte balm's previously here) So I had to go out and buy them and see what the hype was all about.

I have 2 (at the moment), the range consists of 10 balms ranging from browns to pinks. I have the 2 brown shades here to review.


Ingenue is a light brown shade and when applied to the lips it is a very sheer colour and only gives a hint of colour. I noticed when applied to the lips it also gave off a tingling sensation (so unsure if the balms have a thing in them to plump up the lips.

This would be good for when you just want a hint of colour on the lips and nothing to dramatic or bright. I would wear this for a natural look or a 'I'm not wearing make-up or am I?' kind of days.


Coy is the darker of the shades and shows up a lot more on the lips then Ingenue. The balm applies easily and smoothly to the lips. This has to be my favourite out of the two as it adds a bit more colour then Ingenue does.

Overall they are nice on the lips and apply fantastically, but if I had to choose between these and the matte balms, I prefer the matte balms a lot more then these.

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Sunday, 27 April 2014

Sleek Lip Gloss Pout Polish - Perfect Plum

Pout Polish is a tinted lip conditioner that nourishes and feels like a lip balm, whilst providing the look and colour of a subtle gloss as well as an SPF of 15 (good for on the beach then). It also contains natural oils so that your lips are protected and moisturised.

This for me stood out on the stand, I'm not a fan of dark colours but this looked like it would stand out on the lips. The range has 13 shades (can be found on Sleek's website here). The polish retails for £4.49 on Sleek's website as well as Superdrug and Boots.

To apply this you use your fingers in the pan and then just apply to the lips, but this can be a bit messy as the colour then goes onto your finger and you need a tissue to wipe it off (if you are using this and your out and about you really are going to need one). The product itself is really good it feels buttery on the lips and just feels moisturising, and the colour wasn't as dark as I thought it might be, the colour is noticeable on the lips but it is also sheer as well.

I'm not a fan of the way the product is packaged, get this in a stick form and this will be cooking on gas (at least you wouldn't need to wash your hands after every use) as the formula is lovely on the lips.

Have you tried the Pout Polish? What did you think?

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Saturday, 26 April 2014

Mini 3 for 2 haul

DISCLAIMER: I am not bragging, these are just some things that may show up in the blog at a later date.

As you all know Boots are on a 3 for 2 on cosmetics so I had some points on my card and thought it might help my spending urges until payday on Wednesday.

Collection Work The Colour - Sonic Blue

I love my blue polish especially when it can be construed as a Doctor Who blue and this can, it's a lovely pure blue colour and one I can't wait to try. I have noticed that they have done a repackaging and renaming of their nail polish, they seemed to have discontinued their 60 seconds Hot Looks line as well and the bottles remind me of Maybelline's Color Show bottles.

Miss Sporty Clubbing Colours - Popcorn

This is my first Miss Sporty nail polish so I do have high expectations of this, and for the first one it had to be this bright yellow to get me in the mood for Summer (we are nearly there YES!!).
This is from their clubbing colours range and there were some good colours in this range as well that I might have to splurge on.


Collection Work The Color - Blurple

The name just says it all this just stood out on the stand and called to me, it said 'even though you have a load of purple nail polish you need this one' who am I to ignore the call of nail polish.
It is a lovely dark purple that looks like it might be good for Autumn but who am I kidding this might be ending up on my nails tonight it's that nice.

What was even great about these polishes is that they are all £1.99 each, bargain or what!!

Thanks for reading my blog post and have you picked up any nice nail polishes recently (I'm always on the lookout for some good ones)

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ELF Brushes

As you saw in my ELF haul a while ago I bought some of their brushes to try out, now some I love and some I have been a tiny bit let down by.

All Over Face Brush
I ordered this for application of powder, this is one of the brushes that I feel let down by, the brush is quite rough on the skin and the hairs just keep falling out of it (even before I washed it)

Stippling Brush
This one I love, I love a stippling brush for application of powder as I feel it just picks up the powder and massages it onto the face really well.

Crease Brush
This brush I love and I hate. It fits into my crease line and applies the eyeshadow briliantly but the brush is just shoddy, the hairs are falling out of it and 'm not that impressed with it.

Blending eye brush
I have tried this to blend my eyeshadow, but it's another one that I'm not a fan of the bristles are quite rough especially around the eye area, it has potential if they change the bristles on the brush.

Foundation Brush
This is a brush I do like, their foundation brush works well and applies my foundation really well, I've had no hair loss on the brush (so far) and I would repurchase this brush again

Out of the five here there were a couple that were good and one that has potential. Overall some OK brushes for a low price but with some you do get what you pay for.

Have you tried E.L.F. brushes and do any stand out for you?

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Friday, 25 April 2014

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer

This primer was Maybelline's big product launch last year as it was joining their 'Baby' range (Baby Lips/ Baby Skin, what next I wonder).

From what I can find opinion is mixed about this primer, some people love it and some people hate it. First lets get on to the basics of the primer:

The primer allows for a matte finish on the skin and is oil free (good for us oily skin types out there), and because it is matte it will avoid shine on the face.

The primer is a gel texture that is to help blur pores and feel light on the skin, and it does feel really light on my skin once it has all been rubbed in I hardly notice it's there and it goes on greasy but disappears once rubbed into the skin.

I have to admit it doesn't blur the pores on my nose, they you can still see so it has failed around the nose area, but it does keep my makeup in place and it doesn't feel too greasy on the skin.

Overall a good primer to keep your makeup on but not that good at blurring some pores.

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Thursday, 24 April 2014

SEVENTEEN Va Va Voom Mascara

When I bought this I was actually after a different mascara in the SEVENTEEN Range but they had sold out of that one so this one caught my eye.

I wasn't expecting much but you never do when you pick up something that wasn't your first choice, but hold on to your hats kids as this will knock em off!!

I opened the mascara to use and to my surprise out came this massive brush, well that was it I was sold already, as you know I love Maybelline's The Mega Plush mascara as I love the wand, the this one blows it away.

When applying to the lashes, because of the size of the wand it really grips the lashes and gives them a good coating of mascara and creates a good volumising effect. This has become one of my all time favourite mascaras, and when it comes time to throw it out it'll be time to repurchase it again.

It retails for £6.29 at Boots and can be found here.

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Eye Cream

I have heard good reviews about this eye cream, this was one of the new launches from Bourjois at the beginning of this year the 123 range. I have to admit I am slightly won over by the applicator (rubber so no chance of any product sticking around and containing any nasty bacteria).

To get to the actual cream you have to twist the bottom of the pen and just apply under the eye (I apply it under the eye then blend in with my fingers), I think you could blend it in with the applicator but it is just easier with fingers.

The formula contains an SPF15 and allows for 24HR hydration around the eye area. I have noticed that it stays under the eye for a while and I've only had to re-apply once during the day, it does brighten up the eye area and the product blends into the skin really easily.

This is a good product and one I will definitely keep using.

This retails for £7.99 in Boots and Superdrug.

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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

The Body Shop Chocomania Body Scrub

I love The Body Shop, their products are amazeballs and they have some gorgeous scents, one o my favourites is the Chocomania range (I'm a chocoholic so I was always going to love this range).

I tried the Chocomania Body Scrub a couple of months ago (this can be found in an empties post here), this was only a trial size so there was only 2 uses of the scrub.

I put this scrub on dry as it gives a much deeper scrub, the scrub is a sugar scrub so not too abrasive when rubbing onto the skin.

With the scrub being such a dark brown, when applying to the skin you look like you've just had a mud bath, and there might be a brown ring round the plughole (I've not noticed this yet, but I am keeping my eyes peeled).

The scrub feels really lovely on the skin and once washed off leaves my skin feeling nice and smooth and gets rid of all the dead skin that has accumulated.

This is one of my favourite body scrubs and one I will be repurchasing again.

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Monday, 21 April 2014

KIKO Eyetech Look Eyeshadow - 117 Grigio Tortera Perlato

You know what I am like for my brown eyeshadow, it's a colour I've always been drawn to it and I feel that you can get some great natural looks from it.

I was browsing the KIKO website (I am going to London in July so going in store  Can't wait!!) and I ordered this. I thought it looked a snazzy little product and you know what I am like for something that can be applied without an eyeshadow brush (Simples!).

The colour I have is 117 Grigio Tortera Perlato, which is a metallic brown shade, as you can see on the swatch the eyeshadow is highly pigmented and the shadow is easily blendable.

I love the packaging, the eyeshadow can be found in the top end of the product and the actual applicator expands when you open the product. The shadow is a loose pigment but because it is so tightly packed into the cap that it doesn't fall out of the cap (which is always a good thing).

This has become one of my favourite eyeshadows, and I am hoping to acquire a couple more shades by the end of July.

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MUA Eyeshadow Primer

Every time I tried to get a hold of this primer in Superdrug it was always sold out this I thought could be for 2 reasons

1) £2.50
2) It must be good it has been sold out for weeks.

On a trip to Sheffield to the Meadowhall Shopping Centre I managed to snag a tube.

It states the it will create a perfect canvas for eyeshadow while it also hides imperfections.

The colour of the primer is a nude skin colour and once added to my lids it did blend in very well with my skin. I dabbed onto my eyelid and with my finger blended it in, but I noticed that my eyeshadow creased very quickly which isn''t a great look.

Overall not one of my favourite eyeshadow primers, and one I won't be repurchasing again.

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Sunday, 20 April 2014

Maybelline Ancillary Master Kajal Eyeliner

These were the new release over the Christmas period from Maybelline, a lot of eyeliners are now using the pointed type of nibs. The shape of the nib looks like it might make it easier to create a winged liner effect.

The eyeliner comes in three colours:

  • Pitch Black
  • Lapis Blue
  • Oriental Gold

I have Pitch Black and Oriental Gold or you today.

When it comes to eyeliner I am not adventurous because if eyeliner goes wrong it ruins everything. The eyeliner is infused with oriental oils and the eyeliner is creamy so goes on really easily.

I did use the gold one over the Christmas period (Gold + Christmas = the whole connection there), and it brightened my eyes up and seemed to make them look a lot brighter as well as wider then normal.

As you know Black eyeliner is my staple it's rare that I diversify, and I do like this eyeliner, but there is a problem that I noticed, when the eyeliner has worn down you're going to have to sharpen the eyeliner BUT it's just one big cone of eyeliner so sharpening it is going to get a bit messy.

As I said I do like the eyeliner and the cone type nib is a good idea especially when creating a winged liner look but one day it is going to get messy when sharpening.

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Magpie - Models Own (Speckled Egg Collection)

First of all Happy Easter everyone, hope the Easter Bunny brought you some nice eggs, he did with me. To celebrate Easter in all it's glory I am showcasing Magpie from Models Own's Speckled Egg collection.

A warning about the pictures above the camera just couldn't catch the true colour whether by sunlight or indoor lighting. The colour is mainly green but with a tinge of blue to it.

With this polish I was dubious as to how the discs of glitter would go onto the nail and would the polish be really thick because of these discs? The answer is the polish isn't as thick as I thought it might be, and the glitter goes on really easily.

The polish on the 1st coat is pigmented but streaky so a 2nd coat was applied, on the 2nd coat the polish went opaque barring the tips (you can't see it in the photo unless you are really looking for it).

I noticed when applying this polish that there wasn't many mistakes, especially on the dreaded right hand, I think I had one or two to clean up and that was the majority so a really good polish for Spring and Easter.

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Wilkinson's Tangy Rhubarb Shower Cream

I love a good shower gel especially one that smells gorgeous, and this one ticks all the boxes, it smells of the sweets Rhubarb and Custard, and it smells divine, I seriously could sit and smell it all day it is that good,

The texture of the shower cream is very runny, so be careful when you open it as it is likely to go everywhere. The shower gel lathers up well and the scent is so strong that it fills the bathroom, and you really don't need much to make it lather up.

This has joined the ranks as one of my favourite shower gels on smell only.

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm

When these were released the hype around them was massive, everyone wanted them and quite rightly too, I have one at the moment. Now don't get me wrong I love these but I haven't found any other colours in the range that I would kill for at the moment (give me time and I am sure that I will).

The one I have is Sultry, and this is a lovely dark pink shade, now I love anything that is going to make applying my make up easy when I am out and about and this does the job really well.

The colour is gorgous and works well during the day as it is not too bright and not too dark, but it also works during a night time if you have gone for a really dramatic eye look and don't want to be heavy in other places.

I also love Matte lip sticks as they seem to last longer on the lips then more liquidy based lip products, this goes on to the lips really easy and doesn't get too claggy, I will admit you may need to scrub your lips as they can be a tiny bit drying after a long period of time. Re-application is good, you don't need to reapply for quite a while (which is fine by me).

Overall this is a great matte lip crayon, and I will be nosing at the other colours in the matte range.

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

What's On My Face - Within Temptation

For Christmas I bought my partner some tickets to see one of his favourite bands Within Temptation, I've not heard much of them but he has been blasting their CD's in the car so I am getting an education into symphonic metal (I know, I never even knew that this was a genre either)
So as a change to my normal review posts I decided to do a what's on my face, and my nails, so here goes:

Maybelline Baby Skin Primer - This was a first try of this product so a baptism of fire for it, it is silicone based but once it was massaged onto the skin it didn't feel greasy.
Bourjois Healthy Mix Radiance Reveal Foundation - Light Vanilla - I love this foundation, I chose this as it has no SPF in so when photo's might be taken my face won't light up like Blackpool illuminations.
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer - Ivory - This has become one of my favourite concealers it blends under the eye really well and stays for quite a while.
SEVENTEEN Hide Away Concealer Stick - Extra Fair - This was just a concealer to hid blemishes, it did a good job but I think it might be time to throw it away.
Avon ColorTrend Pressed Powder - Translucent - A really good powder, that doesn't oxidise on the face (well it doesn't on me) really good and it does have an SPF in which I think is novel for a powder, I don't think I've come across a pressed powder that has an SPF in.
Avon Lid Primer - This is one of my favourite eyeshadow primers it keeps my eyeshadow on for ages and really brightens it up.
Natural Collection LashCare Mascara - Clear - This is just used to protect my lashes from the drying effects of the mascara especially as I am going to be putting on a waterproof mascara.
Sleek I-Divine Palette - Garden of Eden - I've not used this fully but I decided to get it out and make a smoky eye look. I used Gates of Eden as the base and used Flora in the crease and blended it all in. It worked really well and I was quite chuffed with the outcome.

Maybelline The Rocket Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara - Black - I thought a waterproof mascara would be good as there might be a bit of sweating in the scrum.
Rimmel ScandalEyes Eyeliner - Black - I love this eyeliner it is so easy to apply the waterline, and the upper lashes.
Soap & Glory™ Super-Colour Fabulipstick™ Collagen Boosting Lipstick - The Missing Pink - I'd gone quite dramatic with my eyes so I didn't want to overdo it on my lips so I applied Soap & Glory's The Missing Pink lipstick just to give a hint of colour.
Here is the finished look, not too bad dramatic with the eyes and light on the lips.
Black on Black - Sinful Colors - I used this as a base coat on the nail, easy to apply not too gloopy and really pigmented.

Siren - Collection - I used this just on the tips to give a bit of a punk look with pink on black, this finished product wasn't the greatest but it wasn't too bad.

Delain were the support act and they weren't too bad

Within Temptation was really good and my partner really enjoyed himself (he's got no voice today).

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Monday, 14 April 2014

Avon ColorTrend Pressed Powder - Translucent

You know what I am like for powders to keep my make up in place and this is the next in a long line of contenders for my holy grail of powder.

It's a translucent shade but in the pan it does have a slight orange tinge to the powder (this is quite terrifying if you haven't tried the powder yet).

Once on the face it does go translucent and doesn't oxidise on the face (I've never noticed an orange tinge yet so Good Times!). It's also oil free so it doesn't add any more oil onto the face, and it contains SPF 10 which is always a good thing.

The packaging is quite cute, it's a plastic contraption but it is quite sturdy and it seems like it can take a few hard knocks, it does come with a powder puff (I never use these I think they put too much onto the face).

The product at the moment retails for £4.25 on the Avon website here.

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Saturday, 12 April 2014

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer

I have heard some good things about this concealer so I thought it was time I tried it out. The Boots website describes this as:

"Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer is our first full coverage concealer that visibly reawakens and illuminates under the eyes. Completely conceals spots and other blemishes. Instant anti-fatigue effect. With Peptides and a Vitamin Moisturising complex." 

When applying to the under eye area it goes on easily thanks to the applicator and it does blend over the skin quite well. I also find that it does brighten up my under eye area but I haven't really noticed a difference in the bags (due to the instant anti-fatigue effect). I have to admit though it does stay on throughout the day and re-applying is just not needed that much (not at all really).

This has become a surprise product for me and it's moving it's way into my April favourites this year. A great concealer that really does hide the dark circles and stay put.

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Friday, 11 April 2014

Bourjois Java Rice Powder

As you know I am a fickle buyer when it comes to certain cosmetics, and this one sent my fickleness into overload.

I have been searching for this ever since it was released for Bourjois's 150th Birthday, and I managed to find it in Boots in the Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield.

This as you can gather is a face powder, and a loose one at that. Now I have to admit I am not a fan of loose powders as they get everywhere, and this one contains glitter too boot so big no no for me, but it actually works quite well. Upon opening the product it has a plastic covering that you spin round to fully open the product to get to the powder. This gives you more protection if the powder should ever try to make an escape for freedom in your bag.

When the powder was tapped out into the lid you didn't just get a massive avalanche of powder coming out it came out in small bursts so there was a lot of tapping on the tub.

This went onto the face really well, and gave off a shimmer in the light, this powder is great for a night out as the lights will reflect the glitter.

Overall a good powder, probably won't help oily skin so be weary with this but it is such pretty packaging.

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Thursday, 10 April 2014

Muchi Muchi - Essie

Another Spring colour for you a light pink offering from Essie called Muchi, Muchi.

Muchi, Muchi is a lovely I would say baby pink colour, it is also a very light colour and I found myself putting 4 coats of it onto my nails before it looked opaque enough. I think if you are going to wear this colour you will need a white polish on the bottom just to give it full opacity. The brush is a flat type brush that makes it somewhat easier to apply to the nail (it's getting into the corners without covering yourself in nail polish that's the hardest).

Barring the opacity issues with the polish, I did like the colour (I'm not the greatest lover of pink so that is saying something). I think it would also be a great colour for a wedding, it's not too dark and not too bright. It's also great for spring.

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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

E.L.F Solo Eyeshadow

As you know I am a relative newcomer to ELF makeup, as you saw in my elf haul post last month I ordered myself 3 of their solo eyeshadows. The three I have here are Pebble, Coffee Bean, and   .

What drew me to these eyeshadows was the packaging, it reminds me a lot of the NARS packaging, the lovely matte black packaging, the sleek lines, and the mirror in the lid.

Now onto the eyeshadows, these are lovely eyeshadows and highly pigmented (you can see even the lightest one shows up well in the swatch).

All 3 eyeshadows have a metallic sheen to them, and they do look great on the eyelid. I will admit I use Wild Wheat a lot as it is good for a daytime look.

These retail on the E.L.F website for £3.95 and come in a range of colours and can be found here.

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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Bourjois BlackJack Volume Clubbing Mascara

You know what I am like if my eye is caught by some nice packaging, and it was by this the Bourjois BlackJack Volume Clubbing mascara.

This mascara came with a lot of boasts as well so it wasn't just a pretty face, on the Boots website it claims:

"Part of the Volume Clubbing family, this extreme volume mascara is 100% tear and sweat proof Its waterproof formula is enriched with vinyl and light-reflecting particles of gold, making your eyes sparkle all night long! Tested and approved by clubbers!"

As I said a lot of boasts, I road tested this mascara on a night out well 2 nights out in succession. One being a meal and a couple of drinks, and the 2nd being a night out on the town.

I have to admit it did seem to last, I didn't notice any flaking through the night and my curl did seem to hold for a bit. I didn't notice if my eyes sparkled due to the reflecting particles of gold but it did good.

The brush is a very strange one it has thick bristles and then quite large gaps between them, I will admit because of this the brush does get full of excess product, which you know is a pet peeve of mine as it makes your lashes go clumpy.

Overall it did hold it's own pretty well on a night out, but it can go a bit clumpy due to the excess product, so make sure you have a lash comb close at hand.

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Monday, 7 April 2014

Rimmel Apocalips

Rimmel Apocalips took the blogging world by storm everyone and their granny seems to love these, they come in 13 colours and I have 4 so far:

I picked this up thinking it was a lot lighter then it was, it is a lovely dark plum shade but with me it has the recipe for disaster. It is a very vibrant shade and a lot of confidence is needed before I could wear this outside.

Shooting Star
I was looking for a nude/brown shade in the range and I picked up shooting star, it is a lovely shade but when I put it on it matches my skin tone so I look like I have no lips, really not a good look. I think if you have a darker skin tone, then it would show up a lot more.

Big Bang
This is a really showstopping red, and an escape from the norm for me, I'm not the kind of girl that goes for any shade of lip colour other then brown, but I was feeling daring so this was chosen. It's a really nice red colour goes onto the lips quite easily and is really a statement red lip.

This is a lovely nude pink colour, your lips but a tiny bit better, it looked fantastic on the lips and is a good colour to wear if you have a dramatic eye makeup effect going on as it keeps the attention on the eyes and not on the lips.

I do love these lip lacquers they are gorgeous, but I will have to admit that barring the nude brown colours they could do with some darker browns (I have a thing for brown, I need more colour in my life), overall I like them but let's get some more colours in the range.

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Sunday, 6 April 2014

Banana Split - Models Own

As it is officially the start of spring I decided to paint my nails accordingly and chose a pastel yellow.

My polish of choice was Models Own in Banana Split from their fruit pastels range.

It is also a scented nail polish, so while I was painting my nails I did get the scent of banana's. If you want the scent to last once you have painted your nails you won't want to put a top coat over the polish as it cancels the smell out.

I love the colour it's a really bright pastel yellow, but the formula was a pain in the b-hind, when I put the polish onto my nails it was just so thick it kept making my nails look bumpy.

The 1st coat was quite streaky, and the same when adding a second coat, the 3rd coat brought opacity but by then it had become quite thick on the nails so drying time just took so long. I sprayed my nails with the Elegant Touch Rapid Dry spray but it still took a while because the polish was on quite thick.

Don't get me wrong, I love the colour, but just not the formulation of the polish, I don't know if it's anything to do with it being a scented polish but it was not good.

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SEVENTEEN Miracle Matte Face Powder

As you already know I have oily skin so anything that is going to combat that during the day will be a godsend.

I thought I would give SEVENTEEN's Miracle Matte face powder a try and see if this could keep the oil at bay. This comes in three shades and I chose the lightest shade, it retails at Boots for £3.99.

This is a useful compact that can be taken with you in your handbag, it comes with a sponge so you can dab the powder onto the skin during the day for touch ups.

I did notice that when I used this it seemed to give my face an orange tinge to it, which would then mean I would have to go over my face with a powder brush just to remove some of the  powder. The orange tinge was not the kind of look I was wanting to go with during the day.

I liked the powder (as you can see in the picture I've just hit pan), but I really wasn't a big fan of the orange tinge so I really don't think I'd repurchase this powder once it has finished.

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Friday, 4 April 2014

2True Prime Perfect Primer

I am always on the lookout for a good drugstore primer and at £5 this was quite inexpensive.

I bought this a while ago but the product had remained unopened, when I did finally open it and start to use it I squeezed the packaging and a clear substance came out, I could clearly see that the primer was supposed to be a nude colour. In the end I squeezed the bottle out to get rid of the clear substance and see what the actual product was like when a massive blob of primer came out onto the back of my hand.

So I wasn't impressed there, once I finally did get to the primer it seemed OK so I gave it a try, the primer once applied to the face turns very sticky and reminds me on SEVENTEEN Stay Time Long Wear Primer.

It isn't a bad primer, I have noticed that it does keep my make-up on longer than others I have tried which is a plus and I like it for that, but I am really not impressed by the clear liquid that came out and then a big massive blob of product . The seal hadn't even been broken on the tube before I opened it and it's already separated. I may have just got a bad tube that may have been sitting under some lights for too long but it is still bad that, that can happen.

I won't purchase this again due to it might happen again which is still quite bad, other then that is was a good primer.

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Thursday, 3 April 2014

Spring Nails 2014

Welcome to my top 5 Spring Nail Polish, now this took a while to choose the colours as I had some nice ones.

So lets get on with the show:

Prickly Pear - Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine.
This is a lovely pastel purple colour, and it is from the Barry M Gelly range, so it has a really glossy finish to the nail.

Reggae Splash - Rimmel Salon Pro by Kate Moss
This is such a lovely coral/orange colour, it looks a lot lighter in the bottle then it does on the nail, but it is such a lovely bright colour for spring.

Cornflower Gleam - Models Own HyperGel
You can not have spring nails without having a light blue, and this is the one I have chosen, it is from the new HyperGel range from Models Own and is such a lovely colour, it's not too dark but it's not too bright either.

Lemon Cream - Mavala
I love a good pastel yellow, bright yellows are for summer and the pastel yellows are for spring, and this is a great pastel yellow for spring, it's just bright enough to get you ready for the brighter yellow in Summer.

Mint Apple - Sinful Colors
This is a nice green colour, and it's not too bright on the nail that you end up needing sunglasses to look at it. Goes on to the nail quite well and not too thick either which is always a good thing.

Hope you like the choices, what nail polish says to you Spring??

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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

March Empties

Welcome to another edition of my empties, so let's roll on with the show.

First up is make-up:

1) Smashbox Photo Finish Primer (Trial Size) - This I thought I would finish up, it wasn't too bad, a silicone based primer.
2) Disaronno Lip Gloss - This I got free with a bottle of Disaronno, it was a nice lip gloss and tasted of Disaronno, so for a gimmicky lip gloss it wasn't too bad, but as you can see it is way way way out of date.
3) SEVENTEEN On The Spot Foundation (Porcelain) - I did like this foundation, and after I had posted about it I found that they do, do a lighter shade so I may have to see what the shade is like.
4) No7 Make-Up Brush Cleanser - This is my go to brush cleaner, I love this stuff, I've just started a new bottle, and I will have to get another as a back up, it's just that good.
5) Collection No Clumps Mascara - This wasn't a bad mascara but everytime my eyes watered it would just start to run, so I couldn't wear it to see a soppy movie.
6) SEVENTEEN Hide Away Concealer - This was an OK concealer it covered up what needed to.
7) MaxFactor Wild Mega Volume Mascara -  This was a good mascara but there is just too much product on the brush.

Another empty was the Accessorize mascara.
This mascara I hadn't even used yet, and when I opened the tube the mascara had all dried up, now this was all sealed with plastic and everything, so beware of accessorize mascara.

Next up is skincare:

1) Boots Double Sided Cotton Wool Pads x50 - I love these cotton wool pads, they are really soft on the skin, and as they are double sided one side is for the face and the other allows you to take your nail polish off..
2) Body Care Round Cotton Wool Pads x50 - These were very soft and not too rough on the skin.
3) Radox Brazilian Fusion Bubble Bath - A really nice bubble bath that I have had for a while and have just been trying to finish, I would buy again, but not at the moment as I have a load of bubble bath to use up.
4) Garnier Moisture Match Shine Be Gone Moisturiser - As you know I love this moisturiser, but I have noticed that my skin is starting to dry out so I have swapped my moisturiser to a different one to add a tiny bit of moisture to my face.
5) Bodycare Square Cotton Pads x50 - I like this cotton pads, but they aren't the best for spot cleaning brushes as they are quite thin.
6) Superdrug Oval Cotton Pads x50 - These are my go to pads for spot cleaning my brushes, I have just started a new packet, and have another waiting in the wings.

So that is the end of my empties, I hope you liked it.

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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

March Favourites

Welcome to another edition of my monthly favourites, as you can see there isn't many this month, and there is a non beauty related item in there.

This has at the moment become my holy grail of eyeshadow primer, I put this on and my eyeshadow stayed in place with no creasing whatsoever for over 16 hours, it's true, it's love.

This is absolutely lovely on the skin and just smells amazing, it really does do wonders for my skin, but when spraying be careful you don't inhale more than you use on your skin.

I am in love with this shower creme and it is mainly because of the smell, to me it smells like the rhubarb and custard boiled sweets, it smells so yummy.

I spotted this in the local pound shop (Poundland, I think), I thought the idea was quite a good one. We are all now becoming responsible for reducing the amount of rubbish we send to landfill and increasing the amount that we can recycle.
With this the box everything is recyclable so once you've drunk it you just put it in to recycle.

This mascara was a complete surprise to me, I picked this out of my mascara pot as a new mascara to try, and when I opened it I couldn't believe the size of the brush

This is a great foundation, the colour matches my skin really well, and I never would have believed I would write or even say this it smells so fruity (that will probably be the fruit therapy that is in there). One of my favourites so far this year.

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