Friday, 29 March 2013

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss 107

After having a fear of bright lipstick for so long I am happy to say I am finally breaking down this barrier and being a bit more experimental with my lipstick choices. I've actually discovered that with my dark hair I actually quite suit deep, plum colours so when I saw the Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick by Kate Moss in 107 over on the lovely Amy’s blog sale I had to snap it up.

As with other Kate Moss lipsticks I have tried it is so pigmented and you don’t really need to use much to get a great colour pay off I find one layer is enough, and it really does last well on my lips. I have found with some matte lipsticks that I have used before that they can be quite drying but I haven’t had this problem with this.

I wish I had purchased this colour earlier as it would have been perfect for autumn/winter, maybe not so much in the springtime but I have been reaching for this when I have been going on a night out as I think it adds a bit of edge to my overall look.

I haven’t really got a bad word to say about this, if you are after an affordable, long lasting lipstick then this range is the one to check out. 

Have you tried any Kate Moss Lipsticks?

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Cheeky Fragrance Direct Haul

All of the above came to less than £20, yes you read that correctly, less than £20! I can still hear my boyfriend’s voice ‘Do you really need more nail polishes? I swear you already have those colours’ ‘yes Dean I do and no they are all completely different colours!’, well ok some of them are very similar to ones I already have but as they are Essie and at only £2 a pop they are all justified!

I also took this opportunity to introduce myself to the wonderful world of Dainty Doll by Nicola Roberts and on first impressions I am excited about the products I purchased! I got a power blush, cream blush and an eye shadow base, so expect some reviews coming your way soon. The packaging is so gorgeous though and I can’t wait to use each one! The 2 blushes were £1.99 and the eye shadow base £2.99 it would have be rude of me not to purchase. I've also ordered another of their blushes from Amazon as Fragrance Direct ran out already but I'm going to keep checking back and maybe buy some more from the range.

Have you found any Fragrance Direct bargains lately? I'm off to paint my nails, decisions decisions.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Magnifibres Brush on False Lashes

I had never actually heard about Magnifibres before which actually quite surprised me as I love having long fluttery lashes.

Magnifibres Brush on False Lashes is a quick and easy way of adding length and volume to your lashes, you don’t need glue or a friend to help you stick them on all you need is the Magnifibres along with your mascara of choice, then follow these 3 simple steps:

♥ Apply your own mascara as usual and immediately move onto step 2.

♥ Apply Magnifibres onto your lashes while the mascara is still wet, using the same technique as if you were applying mascara, but look down.

♥ Wait 30-60 seconds so the fibres can stick to your lashes, and then apply a second coat of your usual mascara to cover the white fibres.

And there you have it. Your lashes will appear fuller and longer as the mascara has more to stick to, clever!
I’m really impressed with this; you can see the evidence in my pictures that my lashes undoubtedly look longer and still look natural.

Be careful while applying though as I did find it is easy to apply too much Magnifibres which can result in those horrible spider lashes, so just carefully apply one layer so your mascara can sit nicely on top.

It removes easily too, your usual eye make-up remover should do the trick. I really like this and it will be especially great if you have naturally shorter lashes.

What do you think? Will Magnifibres pull you away from your false lashes? Magnifibres are available on the HQhair website.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Little Things Make Me Happy

Flowers in the dining room making the house look and smell gorgeous.
Fresh sheets on my bed and having an early night with the boy.
Family time and eating way too many plates of buffet food.
Post Work Cocktails
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When my boyfriend cooks a nice breakfast
A Saturday morning lie in with a cup of tea

I like that at the end of the month when my bank balance is suffering there are still little things that can make me smile, a bit of family time and fresh bedding is all you need. What have you been up to this weekend?

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Essie Tour De Finance

Tour De Finance

Yesterday was officially the first day of spring, well I don’t know about you but I'm still freezing! There’s also a lot of snow forecast for my area this weekend which I'm really not looking forward too, it’s not cute any more  Anyway even though the weather is still dull a pop of colour on my nails always manages to brighten my mood.

Tour De Finance by Essie is a gorgeous fuchsia colour with a subtle blue shimmer to it, I couldn't really capture this in the photos but it really is a beautiful colour.

I achieved an opaque look in one coat but I applied 2 to be on the safe side. I love the fact the brush is so big, it pretty much covers my whole nail making application quick and easy, which is fabulous if you are impatient like me!

I think this colour is great for a night out, at the weekend I wore a simple black playsuit and I think my pink talons really completed the look. It will also be gorgeous for summer, you know, if it actually arrives this year.

Today is Friday for me and I'm off to see Biffy Clyro tonight woo hoo! Bring on a three day weekend.

Which colour is your favourite Essie Polish?

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm

Natural Lift and Sculpt Moringa Cleansing Balm

Unless you have been hibernating through winter you will have seen this cleanser working its way around the bloggersphere, I’ve mentioned this product in a few of my recent posts but it’s about time it got its own little moment in the spotlight.

For the past year Liz Earle and Avene have been my most reached for cleansers but with the hype surrounding the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Natural Lift and Sculpt Moringa Cleansing Balm (phew, yes that’s its full name!) I had to grab a pot for myself.

The balm is infused with Botanical extracts of Moringa seeds, Wild Sea Fennel and Vitamin E which balance and purify the skin, it also helps to reduce the appearance of pores and revitalise dehydrated skin, fabulous.
As I have combination /oily skin I was a bit apprehensive about using a balm cleanser but it turns out it was exactly what my skin was craving.

To apply you use a small amount in the palm of your hand and mix with a few drops of water, this is supposed to create a ‘milk’ that you apply all over your face. I think the word ‘milk’ is a bit confusing, it doesn’t turn creamy like the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish formula, there was no foaming or lathering it’s just the balm turning into an oily consistency. The balm sinks into your skin then you remove it with a flannel or muslin cloth. Sometimes I like to keep the cleanser on for a few minutes extra if I feel like my skin needs a bit more hydration or if I have been wearing heavier make up. This will remove every scrap of makeup.

Since using this every night I have noticed massive changes is my skin, I love how soft my skin feels and my oil is definitely more balanced. My chin is usually prone to blemishes but they have completely disappeared and I just think that my skin just feels and looks better in general.

You can purchase the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Natural Lift and Sculpt Moringa Cleansing Balm from Feel Unique for £34.00, I can almost hear you gasping at the price but honestly it is so worth it and wish I had taken the plunge a long time ago. Sorry Liz Earle, There’s a new ‘Holy Grail’ in Town.

Have you tried this? Have you seen any benefits to your skin?

Monday, 18 March 2013

Just Can't Find The Words

Images - We Heart It

I took lots of lovely blog photos this weekend and I have plenty to say about each and every one of them but I just can’t find the right words. I'm not sure if I'm just in one of those Monday slumps where I wish it was still the weekend but whatever it is it has well and truly stolen my inspiration. Do you ever get like this?

To make myself feel a bit better I have been scrolling through the thousands of pictures on We Heart It, looking for pretty things to cheer myself up, well It has worked but now I want to spend money I haven’t got on new make up shoes and girly dresses. The chocolate Mickey Mouse made me especially happy as it reminded me of my holiday to Disney Land in July! It’s not all bad.

Anyway I'm hoping ill snap out of this soon so I'm off to make my myself another cup of tea and try to clear my fuzzy old head.

How’s your Monday? Do you ever hit a blogging wall and how do you over come it?

Friday, 15 March 2013

Nars Blush in Orgasm


Probably the most iconic blush out there, I'm very happy to say the Infamous Nars Blush in Orgasm is finally mine after picking it up in a blog sale. This is my very first (can you believe it) Nars blush so you can imagine my excitement.

Orgasm is a Gorgeous peach pink with gold shimmer running through it which leaves a gorgeous healthy looking glow. I can’t wait til the sun comes out to play a bit more because the blush is made for the summer weather and will also look great with a tan. You also don’t really need to use a highlighter with this as its pretty much built in.

I can definitely see why Nars Blushes are so hyped In the beauty world they are so easy to apply and very pigmented so you don’t need to use too much product.

After picking this up in a blog sale I would have no hesitation paying full price for my next Nars blush, I think £21.50 is quite pricey but the quality is definitely worth it. Although I am still hoping this will last as long as possible so at the moment this is my ‘special occasion blush’.

Do you have a favourite Nars Blush? Which Nars product would you recommend I try next?

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Nails Inc Feather Effect Nails

With spring on the way now is definitely the time to start whipping out those pastel shades on your nails and Nails Inc have come up with a strange but funky way of jazzing them up.

I love simple ways to add a bit of fun to my nails so I was really excited to try ‘Feathers’ by Nails Inc. Chester  is a clear polish with flecks of blue and yellow ‘feathers’, it looks a bit like those hundreds and thousands that you usually sprinkle onto a cupcake .

I used Chester on Top of Chelsea Physic Garden from the Ice Cream shades collection which is a gorgeous sky blue colour as I think full coverage feather nails might look a bit over the top for everyday wear in my office.

I love Chelsea Physic Garden alone, it's absolutely perfect for the time of year especially now the sun is starting to come out. (Well it did last weekend, I really hope it will come back!).

The Feather polish is so pretty but I found it quite difficult to work with as the flecks tend to stick together making it hard to get a nice even coverage, as you can see in my picture it isn't the most tidy of looks.  It takes a lot of patience at at least 3 or 4 coats to achieve an opaque look.. The Feathers tend to look better on pale/pastel nails.

The Feathers dry quickly and, like all Nails Inc products I've tried it has great wear time, I will warn you though that it is so difficult to remove. If you are a lover of glitter polish you will know what I mean but the feather removal was just on another level!

You can pick up Nails Inc Feather Effect Nails from Lookfantastic for £11. What do you think? Will you be adding a little flutter to your nails this spring?

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

I Heart...Bourjois

The Bourjois Face

Hi Ladies. Today is the start of my ‘I Heart…’ series, there are so many brands and products that I have been so impressed with recently so I thought this would give me a chance to show your different pieces that I highly recommend and hopefully you will like too.

I have never experienced a bad Bourjois product. Everything I have purchased I have been more than happy with, the quality is always worthy of high end products and the packaging is so cute and girly It always attracts to their make up stand. Here are my top Bourjois Picks

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation was my ‘go to’ foundation last summer, its light but gives enough coverage to give you (as the name suggests) a healthy glow. This is also the foundation I reach for on a night out, as it doesn't cause any camera flashback. The Healthy Mix concealer also works a treat; I tend to use this under my eyes.

I purchased the 123 Perfect Foundation when Healthy Mix was out of stock at my local Boots, this foundation gives a medium coverage with a dewy finish. I love the fact this foundation comes in a glass bottle compared to the Healthy Mix.

I love mascara and I’m always on the lookout for something to give me flirty fluttery lashes and the Queen Volume Mascara does just that. The colour is a very intense black and it doesn't take much to achieve defined lashes with amazing volume and length.

The Blush Pots are Adorable, I love the cute little packaging and it also include and brush and a mirror. The blush itself very pigmented and adds a lovely touch of colour to your cheeks, my particular favourite is Lilas D'or as it was beautiful golden shimmer running through it. I usually carry one around with me in my make up bag as it’s so compact.

The Rouge Edition Lipsticks are the latest additions to my collection, these apply so easily to your lips and have a great colour payoff, Rose Tweed 04 is currently my go to everyday lipstick as it’s not too over the top for work. I'm also a big fan of the Lip Exclusif lipgloss as it adapts to the ph in your lips so everyone has their own unique shade, how clever!

What do you think of Bourjois products? Is there a product you recommend I try from them?

Monday, 11 March 2013

The Closest I will Probably Ever Get to Cheryl Cole

Now I know there are some closet Girls Aloud fans out there, come on, admit it you love the upbeat annoyingly catchy pop tunes these girls produce and if you don’t then you’re bound to have a girl crush on at least one of them. Hi Cheryl!

One of my Christmas presents from my boyfriend was to see Girls Aloud on their ‘Ten’ tour and oh my gosh what a great night. They all looked gorgeous and sounded perfect, my friend that I went with isn’t the biggest fan but even she was so impressed, we have had their Ten album on repeat ever since.

Even with Cheryl’s new controversial tattoo she still looked like a babe, I think it’s just her whole presence I just can’t help but be drawn to her!

Anyway I thought you guys might like a quick nosy though my photos.

Have you been to see girls aloud?  

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