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!

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.

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!

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?

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.

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 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 :)

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!

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!

Friday, 8 June 2012


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.

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 :)

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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