Saturday, 29 December 2012

Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre


I've had a bit of a blogger's block recently, my bad! Hopefully, I get back on track with this post. It's only a short post but definitely a product worth writing about! With all this cold windy weather happening right now, my skin's been more on the dry combination side (I've been noticing dry patches on my nose, forehead and cheeks...uh oh!). My tube of Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre has been sitting on the shelf for a while now since I find that it is a bit too rich on my skin during the warmer months, making my skin feel too oily for my liking, but this has been such a life-saver for my dry skin lately! My dry skin drinks it up immediately and feels more hydrated .... dry patches be gone! Not only is this cream a good moisturiser, it can also be used as a primer, make-up remover and also helps to reduce irritation on the skin caused by shaving. It is an emollient oil and contains a combination of natural active ingredients such as good ol' shea butter, beeswax, aloe vera and soy proteins. It is also paraben-free. There is a slight scent to it (nothing over-powering, quite pleasant actually)...umm... an unscented kinda scent if that makes any sense?? All I have to say is it's definitely a beauty must-have for a good reason!

What's your favourite moisturiser?
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Saturday, 15 December 2012

Revlon Colorstay One-Stroke Defining Liner


I was recently on the hunt for a dark brown eyeliner, I wanted something less harsh than my usual blackest of black liners. Unfortunately, my favourite brand of long-wear eyeliner, the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil liner, is not easily available in Hong Kong and I tried a lot of high-end brands that just didn't seem to have the smudge-proof factor that I was looking for. So I was in Sasa one day and decided to check out the Revlon section where I found the perfect dark brown. I swatched it, allowed it to dry and then gave it a good rub... hardly budged! Colour me impressed!
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Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Setting Sprays... My Makeup Essential!


The day I discovered the wonders of make up setting sprays was definitely a monumental day in my life! A spray that helps your make up last all day?? Don't mind if I do!
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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Catrice Cosmetics Ultimate Nudes in 050 Moulin Rouge Light


I picked up this Catrice Cosmetics Ultimate Nudes nail polish in Moulin Rouge Light during my trip to Thailand. I first heard about Catrice Cosmetics through a friend of mine from Germany, she knows I love makeup so for my birthday sent me a bunch of limited edition Catrice goodies for me to try since I've never tried this brand before.
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Monday, 3 December 2012

Soap and Glory Glossed For Words Gift Set


I recently took a small trip to Bangkok and on my To Do List was definitely a visit or three to Boots! My goodness....you don't know how much I miss and love this store! When I was in the UK, I would go into a Boots almost 3 times a week (sometimes more!) and I would always find one thing or another to buy. One of the brands I miss the most is Soap and Glory, so you best know that I stocked up on a few things! I picked up one of the Christmas gift sets - Glossed for Words, which is a 5-piece set of their Sexy Mother Pucker glosses.
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Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Love by Chloe


I got Love by Chloe as a Christmas gift from a friend when the perfume first came out and I liked it when I tested it out on those tester paper thingys (What are they called?), but since getting it and trying it on my skin I found it too strong for me so I've left it alone for quite a while. But recently, I decided to give it another chance and I've decided that I quite like it for the Autumn/Winter months. The notes include orange blossom, pink pepper, iris, lilac, hyacinth, wisteria blossom, powdery musks, talc and rice powder. In simpler words, the perfume is very feminine, sensual and sophisticated with a mostly powdery floral scent. I think what I didn't like about this perfume at first was the overall powdery scent, it's quite strong I must say! I personally found it too strong as an every day perfume. However, I'm currently loving it and have been wearing it every day. I spray this once on my wrists, rub them together and then rub my wrists on both sides of my neck...and one spray is all you need! The powdery scent does die down after several hours and you get more of a sensual floral scent. It's an eau de parfum...and being so strong...the scent stays on for the whole day!

Have you tried Love by Chloe? If yes, what do you think of it?
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Monday, 19 November 2012

Origins Masks - Out of Trouble, Clear Improvement and Drink Up


I recently bought this Origins Christmas gift set that consists of three masks - Out of Trouble, Clear Improvement and Drink Up. The combination of these three masks have been doing wonders for my oily combination skin! For several months now, if I have makeup on I'm literally shiny within an hour or if I don't I'm shiny within 2 - 3 hours.... It's super annoying, I tell ya! So I went by an Origins counter recently and checked out their Christmas gift sets (which are all such good value for money!), I came across this three piece mask set and was sold! I've not delved much into Origins skincare, prior to this I only owned their Drink Up Intensive Overnight mask which I absolutely love so I thought I'd try out this set...and so far I love it!
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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams in Stockholm, Istanbul, Addis Ababa and Amsterdam

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams in Stockholm, Istanbul, Addis Ababa and Amsterdam

Been slacking with my blog posts lately, my bad! But I've got a little mini NYX haul for you. I recently found out that a little place in Hong Kong stocks a small range of NYX cosmetics so of course I had to go check it out (I will have the address at the end of the post for those of you in HK who are interested). I ended up picking up four NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams, if you'd like to see swatches then do continue reading :)
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Monday, 5 November 2012

Escentric Molecules - Molecule 01 Perfume

Escentric Molecules - Molecule 01

A few months ago, a lot of my favourite bloggers were raving about a perfume that is formulated to react with your own natural pheromones to create your very own individual scent. This unique scent is so unique that apparently people will be hunting you down just to ask you what scent it is.... okay, maybe not that extreme but there's a high chance you will get complimented and asked about the scent! Being an avid perfume collector, my fingers were itching to try it for myself.
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Saturday, 3 November 2012

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendevous and Precious

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendevous and Precious

My latest Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain additions - Rendevous and Precious! I believe I now own all the ones currently available to me... I wish I could get my hands on the colours that seem to only be available in the US...I want them all!
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Thursday, 1 November 2012

Illamasqua Powder Blushers Colllection - Panic, Hussy, Nymph, Thrust, Lover and Tremble


First and foremost, HAPPY 4th BIRTHDAY ILLAMASQUA!!

Today's post is dedicated to my collection of Illamasqua powder blushers. Illamasqua's powder blushers are definitely one of my favourite products from this amazing brand, majority of them are matte which is great for my combination skin. The blushers are extremely pigmented and just such beautiful colours! Just love them! I know some people might find them a bit too powdery but with the right brush and a good light hand, you really can't go wrong!
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Wednesday, 31 October 2012

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!



I haven't dressed up for Halloween for quite a few years now but I thought I'd share this photo of me, back in 2008, dressed as one of those Japanese ghost girls! I took a plain white long t-shirt, torn it up in a few areas and threw some fake blood on it. Then for my body (whatever was going to be on show), I used a sponge to apply a greyish blue face and body paint that you can easily find in fancy dress shops...for best results dab the sponge onto the body for a more dead rotting feel. I covered my face with the same greyish blue paint and used a mixture of black, blue, purple and green eyeliner and just drew all over my eye area - adding and blending colours here and there till I was satisfied that the eyes looked deathlike. To complete the look, I had my hair cover half of my face and since it was black already it really completed the look. This was such an easy Halloween look to do and I did actually manage to scare quite a few people!! It was loads of fun! 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!!
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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Real Techniques Brushes - Core Collection

Real Techniques Core Collection

Ever since I purchased my first Real Techniques brush, the Blush brush, I was completely hooked...as do all those who have tried these wonderful brushes out! I now own quite a few of the brushes in the Real Techniques range, but today's post is on their Core Collection set.
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Monday, 29 October 2012

Nuxe Lip Moisturising Stick

Nuxe Lip Moisturising Stick

If you've seen my post on Nuxe's Ultra-nourishing Lip Balm, you'll know that I love using it when I have extremely dry lips but I don't normally carry it out with me because the packaging is bulky and I don't really like sticking my fingers in it when I'm out...hygiene and what not! So I picked up their Lip Moisturising Stick and this is what I usually carry around with me in my bag. Now I don't find this as moisturising and rich as the Ultra-nourishing Lip Balm but it does a good-ish job and I usually reapply every 2 - 3 hours. It is a clear balm with a mild scent to it, similar to that of the ULB. I probably won't repurchase this again when it runs out... only because at £6 it is a bit cheaper than ULB (£9.50) but it comes with less product (4g) than ULB (15g). I still stay if you've got extremely dry chapped lips, especially now that it's almost winter, then do check out the Nuxe Ultra-nourishing Lip Balm :)
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Saturday, 27 October 2012

LUSH Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter

Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter

I'm usually a big fan of Lush products, however today's post is not really much of a rave review. I recently bought the Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter as it has been a product that I've been wanting to try out for a while. Now I'm not really one to fuss about my cuticles because I personally don't find that they are that bad, slap on a bit of hand cream and they're good as new. But recently I've noticed that the skin surrounding my fingernail has been a bit dryer than usual so I thought I would give Lemony Flutter a go!
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Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Soap and Glory Super-Colour Fabulipstick Powdercoat Matte in Pom Pom

Soap and Glory Super-Colour Fabulipstick Powdercoat Matte in Pom Pom

Soap and Glory brought out these new Super-Colour Fabulipstick Powdercoat Matte lipsticks that are velvety smooth and creamy but with a moisturising matte finish. I picked up the colour Pom Pom, a raspberry reddish pink. They also come in two other colours, a nude called Supernude and a mauve pink called Blush Pink.
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Wednesday, 17 October 2012

MAC Eye Shadow in Ricepaper and Satin Taupe

MAC Eye Shadow in (L-R): Ricepaper and Satin Taupe

Uh-oh...my MAC obsession is slowly but surely growing! I've been into makeup for many years, and one of my first ever lipglosses was from MAC but I found it so sticky and since then I haven't really explored MAC makeup...funny how one sticky lipgloss steered me away from MAC for so many years! However, in the last 2 or 3 years, I've been getting into MAC products more and more... I love their Liquidlast Liner in Point Black, extremely black and long-lasting on my oily lids even though the liner does get gloopy after a while. And of course, I've also been getting into their lipsticks as well, you can see my latest posts on two of the lipsticks in their latest Marilyn Monroe collection and my post on my favourite completely matte lipstick, Ruby Woo.

A few weeks ago, I was in Heathrow's T3 Duty Free and I could not resist heading straight to the MAC counter. I had to wait quite a while to be served because for some reason there was only one girl working in the store and she was actually doing makeup on another customer...Poor thing, felt bad for her because she had to keep apologising to the growing number of waiting customers. Anyway, I have been eyeing these Ricepaper and Satin Taupe for a while now so I had to get them, especially at the £10 duty free price! 
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Tuesday, 16 October 2012

New shoes: Black studded flats!


I recently bought these shoes on sale from The Walker Shop, which is a shoe store in Hong Kong. I spotted them immediately because they look very similar to the Zara Studded Pony Skin Slippers, only that the studs aren't pointy like the Zara ones. I've been wanting flats like these for ages but can never find any that looked right on my feet...what with my flat-footedness and all! But these ones don't look too bad and hopefully once I break them in, they should be more comfortable...as of yet, they've given me blisters at the backs of my ankles! When I first tried these on, I did feel that the hairiness of the shoes took some getting used to and I still kinda feel that way but all in all I'm really liking these shoes!


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Sunday, 7 October 2012

MAC Marilyn Monroe Collection Lipsticks in Charmed I'm Sure and Love Goddess

MAC Marilyn Monroe collection lipsticks in Charmed I'm Sure and Love Goddess
The Marilyn Monroe collection is MAC's latest limited edition release which contains a range of lipsticks, nails polishes, blushes, lip pencils and other various products. You can see the full list of products here. Majority of the products come with a gorgeous print of Marilyn Monroe from The Black Sitting and if you're a fan of Marilyn Monroe, then the packaging is definitely something that may tempt you to purchase something from this collection.
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Thursday, 4 October 2012

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in Ebony (and a little update!)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in Ebony
Helloooooo everyone!

Sorry for the lack of updates! Last few weeks have been quite hectic for me... I've left London and moved back to Hong Kong, hopefully not for good but for now a good long while!! I had been living in the UK for 7 years so you can imagine how much stuff I had to pack and organise before leaving. Now I'm back in Hong Kong and slowly getting a routine together. It was very hard to leave the UK... leaving some of my best friends behind and leaving somewhere I've called home for 7 years and going back to Hong Kong where I've never actually lived in before (as I grew up in Nigeria before going to the UK) and starting all over again! I already miss London so much! But anyway!! I've got a little post for you!

I recently watched one of Holly Ann-Aeree's videos, I think it was one of her amazingly long Hits and Misses videos which are always a joy to watch... should be the latest one, here's the link. She mentioned she was using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo for her brows and I was sold.... girl always has great brows! So I went on Cult Beauty and bought it in Ebony (for black hair tones). I gotta say I'm loving it! In Holly's words "It's so life changing for the brows!"
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Thursday, 20 September 2012

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in #720 Notting Hill Nude

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in  #720 Notting Hill Nude
Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipsticks are one of my favourite drugstore lipsticks, I have so many of them in my collection and it's still growing! They're pigmented and moisturising (not to mention they are affordable!). They also contain vitamin A, C & E, anti-oxidants and SPF 20 to protect the lips from sun damage.

I recently picked up Notting Hill Nude because I just can't get enough of nude lipsticks, and Rimmel's Nude Delight and Spotlight Beige are one of my favourite nudes and most-suited for my skintone (no dead looking lips!), so I thought Notting Hill Nude would be a good addition to the collection.
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Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - Crush Beguin, Romantic Romantique & Honey Douce

Top to bottom: Crush Beguin, Romantic Romantique, and Honey Douce
Hello, hello! I've got a few more Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains here to share with you all. Seriously, I'm loving these...possible one of my favourite lip products from Revlon, definitely worth the hype! I have here #005 Crush Beguin, #045 Romantic Romantique, and #001 Honey Douce ( I keep misreading it as "Douche").
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Sunday, 16 September 2012

NOTD: Essie Master Plan


I currently have Essie Master Plan on my nails - a really lovely soft brownish grey (some may call it "greige"). I've got so many polishes like this but this is definitely my favourite, it's not too light that it's almost a nude and not too dark that it's almost a dark mushroom brown. The other great thing about this polish is that it's from the Boots diffusion line so the brush is wider than the normal Essie brushes which makes application soooo much better! I have Seche Vite top coat on and the nail colour is still going strong after 5 days!! No chips or tip wear - amazing!
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Saturday, 15 September 2012

Vaseline Limited Edition Pink Bubbly Lip Therapy


Vaseline does luxury! Vaseline recently released this limited edition champagne flavoured lip balm, appropriately named - Pink Bubbly! Currently exclusive to Selfridges, Pink Bubbly is a light pink-toned balm that contains champagne grape extract to moisturise and smooth those lips!
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Thursday, 23 August 2012

Nuxe Reve de Miel Hand and Nail Cream


I've been trying out quite a few Nuxe products lately, I've especially been loving this hand and nail cream (one of their best-sellers) which repairs, nourishes and protects dry and damaged hands. It contains honey, sunflower, precious oils and vitamin E, which help to moisturise the hands as well as protecting it from signs of ageing. I LOVE the smell of this hand cream, it's absolutely divine...not too heavy. The cream is also easily absorbed into the skin and doesn't feel greasy, I usually use a pea-sized amount. It lasts quite long on the hands, I find that I usually use this maybe 2 - 3 times a day and my hands are moisturised and soft.
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Saturday, 4 August 2012

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Lovesick Passionnee and Cherished Devotion


Hello everyone!! I'm currently in Hong Kong and it's been sooooo hot and humid that I've kept my makeup down to a minimal! I recently had Boudoir Lashes done as well (I shall be doing a post on that soon!), so my makeup application time has been cut down by half the time. With HK being so hot, I mostly don't wear much makeup ....just some tinted moisturiser with SPF, bronzer/blush and lately I've been switching between these two Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains in Lovesick Passionnee and Cherished Devotion!
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Thursday, 26 July 2012

When in Spain...


Valencia beach
Hey everyone! Apologies for the lack of updates but I've been in Spain for a week! It was my first time there and was visiting a friend who lives in Valencia and then we both ventured to Barcelona for the weekend. I had a wonderful time and the weather was pretty awesome (over 30 degrees every day)! Here are some more photos:
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Monday, 16 July 2012

Taaj BB Creme (in Medium)


JolieBox UK had a competition a few months ago for their subscribers where the prizes were the Taaj Micellar Water and the Taaj BB Creme, and I was one of the lucky winners! I was so happy to receive another bottle of the Micellar Water (which I had received in the February JolieBox) because it's a great gentle makeup remover! Recently started using the Taaj BB Creme and so far I'm impressed!
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Saturday, 14 July 2012

MAC Heavenly Creature Collection - Mineralize Blush in Supernova and Mineralize Skinfinish in Star Wonder


Picked these up today from MAC's new Heavenly Creature collection! I picked up the Mineralize Skinfinish in Star Wonder and the Mineralize Blush in Supernova. The items in this collection are all so pretty - all beautifully marbleized! Click after the jump for close-ups and swatches :)
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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

My Inglot Eye Shadow Palette


I've always wanted to create my own palette so I couldn't resist Inglot's Freedom System where you get to choose your own blush, lip colour, eyeshadow, pressed powder, concealer, etc and build your very own custom palette!
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Saturday, 7 July 2012

June JolieBox: Happy 1st Birthday!



First of all, Happy 1st Birthday to JolieBox! Delivery of June's box took quite a while due to a fault with labelling the UK boxes hence the late blog post but I finally got mine! Safe to say, very impressed with this month's box! To see what I got click after the jump! :)
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Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional


I've been wanting to try Benefit's the POREfessional primer for absolutely ages! So happy that Cosmopolitan were doing a free Benefit gift - there were three different products to choose from: That Gal, the POREfessional and one other one that I can't remember! Anyway, I knew which one I wanted to pick up and went straight for it. Continue reading to see why I've been loving this :)
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Friday, 29 June 2012

MAC Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul


I swear majority of my posts are dedicated to cheek products...such a blush addict! MAC's Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul has been on my wishlist since I first swatched it and when payday came I finally picked it up!
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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Jemma Kidd Make Up School Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Creme in Rose Gold


This had me at "Rose Gold", the Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Creme is a cream shimmery highlighter that gives an instant luminous glow when applied to areas where the light hits the face such as high points of the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, above and below the eyebrows. It can also be applied to the cupid's bow for fuller looking lips or to the inner corners of the eyes to help brighten up the eyes.
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Monday, 25 June 2012

MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo


My first MAC lipstick! Funnily enough I actually don't own that many MAC products in my makeup collection but recently I've been tempted into trying out more MAC products. So I decided to pick up Ruby Woo - a cult classic!
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Saturday, 23 June 2012

June Glossybox


I was actually meant to cancel my Glossybox subscription but forgot to do so earlier this month and so ended up receiving this month's box. After unboxing it, I reached for my laptop, logged on to the Glossybox website and clicked cancel.

In my box, I received a Glossybox Serie Exclusiv Pro Beauty Brush (which didn't really appeal to me at all); MeMeMe Cosmetics Sensuous Nail Gloss (nice nude peach colour); BM Beauty Summer Warmth Bronzer (looking forward to trying this); Caudalie Eau Fraiche in Fleur de Vigne (scent: fresh, grapefruit, tangerine, cedar); Vichy Dermablend Ultra-corrective Foundation Cream Stick sample starter kit.

I'm so disappointed with this month's box, the only things I would enjoy are the BM Beauty bronzer and the Caudalie Eau Fraiche...all the rest I can do without. The brush feels and looks cheap, I doubt I'll even use it. MeMeMe nail polish is a nice colour but I'm not really much of a fan of the brand. Finally, the most disappointing thing for me is the Dermablend sample kit...I mean I can sample these in Boots for crying out loud! Anyway, sorry if I sound very negative in this post but honestly I personally think that this box is probably the worst one I've received. I was so unhappy with it that I wasn't even going to do a post on it but I thought I'd share. I've seen the other products other people have received, and some of the other products seem to be a bit better (like the HD brow tweezers and Green People Sun Lotion) but I guess that's the luck of the beauty box draw!

What do you think about this month's Glossybox?
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Friday, 22 June 2012

Illamasqua Powder Blush in Naked Rose - Naked Strangers Collection


Another gorgeous Illamasqua blush added to my collection - Naked Rose from their new Naked Strangers Collection.
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Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Real Techniques Blush Brush


Right...So I've FINALLY jumped on the Real Techniques bandwagon! I see what everyone's raving about now and my goodness...am I in love! I was actually waiting to see if Boots were going to do another 3 for 2 offer on the brushes but so far it hasn't happened yet so I decided to only pick up the blush brush for the time being. I will DEFINITELY be getting the other brushes though that's fo' sho! This blush brush is great for contouring and defining the cheeks, as well as blending out the product flawlessly. I've been reaching for this pretty much every day since I started using it, because I love the result it gives my cheeks. The bristles are ultra-soft...when I used this for the first time I did a little "ahhhhhh....mmmm...." moment because of how soft it is! The bristles are also synthetic so product stays on the surface and does not seep into the bristles so you use up less product. I also love that the Real Techniques brushes are self-standing which is quite a handy way to store the brush. Overall, VERY IMPRESSED with Real Techniques! I can't wait to try out the other brushes... they're already on my wishlist :)
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Friday, 15 June 2012

NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna


I finally bought NARS Laguna Bronzer! It's been on my wishlist for aaaaages and when I had £5 credit on my Space NK card I just had to use it!
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Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Nuxe Rêve de Miel Ultra-nourishing Lip Balm


I've been hearing a lot of my favourite Youtubers/bloggers rave about the Nuxe Rêve de Miel Ultra-nourishing Lip Balm, and I instantly knew that I needed to try it because I'm always on the look out for a good nourishing lip balm, especially with the constantly changing weather in the UK my lips have become very dry. My go-to brands are Carmex and Blistex, which are both great and affordable, but I've been loving the Nuxe lip balm!
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Friday, 8 June 2012

Steamcream


Steamcream is an all-in-one natural moisturiser that can be used on the face, body, and hands. Made fresh from high quality, natural ingredients that are fused together by a shot of steam which makes the cream lightweight and highly hydrating on the skin. You can view the list of ingredients here. It smells strongly of lavender to me which isn't my favourite scent in the world but I can get over it. I love the consistency of the cream, it's lightweight and absorbs very quickly. I prefer to use this on my hands and occasionally on my face (generally during night time because I find that it can be too oily for me during the day time). A little goes a long way with this cream! They come in a variety of limited edition tins that you can reuse to store other things. I first got introduced to Steamcream by my best friend who bought one for me as a Christmas present a few years ago (she got me a blue rose tin edition) and I loved it, especially with all the different collectable tins (I'm a bit of a collector/hoarder if you haven't realised already...ahem!). With the Jubilee Weekend just gone by, Steamcream released a few London-themed tins in celebration of that weekend - I decided to go for the Big Ben one because I just thought it was so pretty! You can check out the other London-themed designs on their website, most of them are still available so if you want to get your hands on one then do! Or there's a choice of lots of other designs as well :)


Steamcream is available on their official website, ASOS, and many other stockists, for more or less £13. A bit pricey but it does last a long time if you use it for your face and hands, obviously if you use it on your whole body then it won't last that long! Steamcream is probably one of my favourite moisturisers that I've ever used and would definitely recommend it to others.
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Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Queen Helene Grape Seed Peel Off Masque


I've got another Queen Helene mask for you today - The Queen Helene Antioxidant Grape Seed Extract Peel Off Masque... well that was a mouthful! Continue reading for a full review :)
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Friday, 1 June 2012

My first Natural Collection purchase!


Natural Collection is a line of super cheap makeup that can be found in Boots, I've heard quite a few people say great things about their blushes...I mean for £1.99, you can't really go wrong! I also picked up one of their duo eyeshadows in Mink/Sable which was also £1.99! For swatches and my first impressions, please continue reading :)
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Thursday, 31 May 2012

LUSH Tea Tree Water Toner Water


Toner is probably one of the things I tend to neglect the most in my skincare routine, I can never really notice much of a difference from using it but I know that it helps to rebalance the skin after using cleanser. I recently decided to reintroduce toner back into my skincare routine and I opted for Lush's Tea Tree Water Toner Water, as I have oily/combination skin and the sales assistant suggested this...plus I used to use a few tea tree oil products during my acne prone years and it really helped a lot! Anything containing tea tree is great for oily/acne prone skin because tea tree has antiseptic properties so it really helps to prevent excess sebum turning into spots or helps to reduce existing spots.
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Monday, 28 May 2012

New CID Cosmetics i-Bronze in Rio

New CID Cosmetics i-Bronze in Rio

I've mentioned this quite often on my blog as it's one of my Holy Grail bronzer/blush so I thought it's about time I dedicate a post to it! 
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Friday, 25 May 2012

May Glossybox - 1st Anniversary: Happy Birthday Glossybox!


It's Glossybox's 1st Anniversary! Woop Woop! And to celebrate it, here's this month's Glossybox contents!
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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Duri Rejuvacote Nail Growth System


I wear nail polish pretty much 90% of the year, constantly switching between colours and hardly ever letting my nails take a breather....and that can really takes its toll! A few month's ago I went through a stage where my nails were constantly peeling and breaking, breakage I've experienced but never peeling! I ended up having short nails for ages until I started using Duri Rejuvacote Nail Growth System from Duri Cosmetics. An ex-colleague of mine raved about it and she had lovely long strong nails so I decided to give it a go.
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Monday, 21 May 2012

Sleek V2 Darks Ultra Mattes i-Divine Palette


I saw this in stores when it first launched but not sure why I didn't buy it at first. After seeing what Livia from Princess Livia did with the colours in terms of eyelooks, I had to go get this palette! Here's her post, definitely worth checking out! The palette comes with 12 matte eyeshadow colours that are extremely pigmented (as with all of Sleek's eyeshadow palettes). This palette is great for everyday wear, especially for more subtle neutral looks...I sometimes find that eyeshadows that have too much shimmer can be a bit overpowering for everyday. For swatches, click after the jump!
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