Monday, 2 December 2013
I never usually buy Glamour magazine, but when i saw they had free Nails Inc nail polishes for £2 i couldn't resist the bargain. The colour i chose was Big Apple Red, which is a lovely almost rosy red. I love red nails any time of the year but they especially look good around Christmas time ◠‿◠
My only one moan about this is that it chipped really quicky, but for £2 i'm not so bothered.
Thursday, 7 November 2013
Etude House's latest collection is a collaboration with Disney. I must admit i am not the hugest fan of Disney or Minnie Mouse so will probably give this one a miss, although those glitter polishes and blush compacts do look lovely! Here's the promo images...
Tuesday, 5 November 2013
Lioele is one of Koreans most popular cosmetic brands. So far i only have one of their products- this Lip Color Stick. It's a nice combination of lip balm, gloss, and lipstick in one.
There are 4 shades to choose from, and i have the pink option. My favourite thing about this is that it smells exactly like strawberry milkshake! ^_^ The packaging has a nice lace type design too, and you twist the black part to get more when it runs low. The product itself is nice and moisturising and gives a glossy pink wash to the lips.
Leoele have since rebranded these and you can get them here for the bargain of £3.44!
Sunday, 13 October 2013
As you might have seen from a recent post i made an Illamasqua order, and bought the beautiful Fundamental Palette. What instantly drew me to this palette was the contrast in colours and mix of textures. The palette includes a powder eyeshadow is Hype (matte sunshine yellow), Liquid Metal in Surge (molten pewter), Cream Pigment in Bedaub (matte mint green), and a powder eyeshadow in Inception (matte violet purple). Along with a big mirror, and all housed in the lovely trademark compact.
On first look, it might not seem the most wearable of colours but there are so many options with this palette. For a simple daytime look Surge is perfect for lightly washing over the lids to give a little shimmer, or smudging Inception on the crease works really well too. I already had Bedaub on my wishlist simply because i love 'corpse like' and pastel colours (horror & kawaii fan) and this was the perfect kawaii corpse colour!
The cream colours are really easy to work with, and stay put really well. Creasing was inevitable, but i do like creasing as i'm a fan of more 'messed up' make up so i didn't find it a problem. The matte shades are also really easy to blend (which can sometimes be a problem for mattes) and are shockingly pigmented too! Overall i absolutely love this palette, and although i haven't quite found a good use for Hype yet (determined to!) i am reaching for this almost daily.
Friday, 11 October 2013
If you read my blog regularly you will know i am a big fan of both bargain shops and Hello Kitty, so i was excited (understatement) when i saw these Hello Kitty lipsticks in B&M for just £1.49 each! Out of the 5 colours i picked these lovely Autumn shades.
Firstly let's agree the packaging is ⊱✿ ♥‿ ♥✿⊰ (no words needed!) Kittys head matches the lipstick colour on the inside. As you can see from the swatches the pigmentation is really good. The texture is really creamy and moisturising too. The shades i got were Koala Berry (a rich wine berry red), Fleur Rider (a pinky nude), and Peachy Keen (a golden peach). Peachy Keen is my least liked shade as it is just too shimmery and nowhere near as pigmented as the other 2.
Overall a great bargain!
Sunday, 6 October 2013
Following on from yesterdays review of Etude House Dear Girls BB Cream here is (my first) FOTD using it. As it's my first FOTD post I've kept it simple! (And yes, bad fringe day!) Here's what i used:
Nina Ricci Moisturisinf Whitening fluid, Nina Ricci T Zone Mattifier
Etude House Dear Girls BB Cream
Accessorize Concealer Kit Ivory to Nude
Mac Select Sheer Pressed powder NC15
Benefit High Beam
Illamasqua Liquid Metal in Surge
Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink
Benefit Eye Bright
NYC Sky Rise Mascara
Mac eyeshadow Carbon (brows)
No7 Lipliner in Nude
Etude House Rosy Tint Lips 08
Saturday, 5 October 2013
Today i will be reviewing Etude House Dear Girl BB Cream. I've been wanting to try an Etude House BB Cream for ages, and i must admit the reason for choosing this one was the cute pink packaging ❁◕ ‿ ◕❁ This BB cream claims to offer whitening and UV protection SPF30. The box says that it promotes youthful skin with it's natural coverage that conceals imperfections and uneven skin tone. Perhaps this wasn't the right choice for me as it is aimed at young/ teen skin.
The shade is perfect for my pale face, although i do believe this is the only shade 【・ヘ・?】Once applied i found it gave a 'soft focus' finish to my face. It neutralised, and blurred out imperfections although not totally erasing them. I also found it caked a little on my nose. Overall i was pleased with the finish, and it felt nice and light. I found this lasted really well all day, and my skin certainly didn't get as oily as it usually would. (>‿◠)✌
Here are the dreaded before and after pictures! As you can see concealer was still needed, but my skin definitely looked better. The after picture was taken before powder/ concealer. I felt i definitely needed a primer for this and used Nina Ricci Moisturising Whitening Fluid, and Nina Ricci T Zone Mattifier.
I'm looking forward to trying more Etude House BB Creams, as i'm sure i will find one that will suit my skin even better than this one ◕ ‿ ◕ I've posted a FOTD using this here.