Wednesday, 28 September 2011

L'oreal Studio Secrets Universal Lip Glow ♥


As soon as i saw this on Fee's Blog i knew it had to be mine.

This L'oreal Studio Secrets Universal Lip Glow is L'oreal's first ever lipstick that adapts uniquely to the moisture of your lips to form a bespoke, individual colour.

I adore the transparent pink bullet of the lipstick itself...its such a bright vivid pinky orange colour.

On my lips this creates a subtle baby pink shade which is really natural. It is not drying at all, in fact its more like a lip balm which i love!

This is going to create a totally different colour for everyone so makes it super unique to you.

At £8.99 its a little on the pricey side for a tinted lip balm but i adore the colour so its worth it for me.

Have any of you tried this yet?

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Monday, 26 September 2011

September GlossyBox Review ♥

I know there has been a lot of Glossy Box reviews around at the moment and seeing as i have never featured a box on my blog i just wanted to share my 2 pennys worth with you to be honest as i really do love this months box!

This is actually my first ever Glossy Box. I have always loved the idea behind the box but never took the plunge to fork out a monthly payment for the box so when Glossy Box offered to send me a box to review i jumped at the chance. I thought it would be a great way for me to see if i like the idea and happy with the service before signing up.

If you are unaware of what Glossy Box is you can take a look at their website here...http://www.glossybox.co.uk/ however just a quick run down..the idea behind Glossy Box is you pay a monthly instalment of £10 with £2.95 P+P charges and you get sent a gorgeous box filled with 5 carefully selected samples one of which will be a full size product. Its a great way to try new products and especially in the comfort of your own home. If you don't like surprises and like to pick your own products then this is really not for you.

So let me share with you the September Box.

I will just add now that each box IS different...i will go into a little more detail about that later on.


I love how amazingly packaged everything is. So pretty in pink and the stunning box is perfect to re use as storage for your make-up and beauty products.

What I Got In My Box


I was so so soooo happy when i opened my box to find i had got this one.

Unfortunately when my box arrived the HD Brow Kit had smashed meaning all the product has gone everywhere inside the box so all the products were messy and not as pretty as i hoped when i opened it but none the less the team at Glossy Box were fab and got another HD Brow Kit sent out to me the next day. I did have to clean up all the products and the box itself as once everything was clean i would put it back in the box and it would be covered again. This is a little disappointing and i totally understand that the Royal Mail really are not careful with packages but i do think Glossy Box could have put some bubble wrap about the Brow Kit. I know some peoples Brow Kit did actually come in specific HD Brow Kit box with bubble wrap in it so i don't understand why only some boxes had these but never mind it was all sorted in the end.


So what exactly did i get?


HD Brows Eye&Brow Palette
I was literally soooo happy when i saw this is my box. I have wanted to try this for aggggges. I am obsessed with perfect eyebrows. I really believe eyebrows finish a look perfectly. I love strong brows so this has always seemed the perfect product to achieve that and guess what i really is. I don't know how i survived without this. It has also made me realise i was NOT using the correct shade for my eyebrows it was far too light so the darkest shade in the foxy palette has been amazing!! At long last perfect long lasting brows. If you don't fancy using this for your brows it also doubles up as an eyeshadow palette!

L'oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil
I actually already own a bottle of this as i was given it at a L'oreal event earlier on in the summer. I really love it and was happy to see it as the full size product in the box. The Mythic Oil has the same concept as Moroccan Oil but is just a lot cheaper. It in enriched with a special blend of avocado and grape seed oil which intensely nourishes your hair leaving it soft and shiny.

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil
I was also really happy to see this in my box. I lurrrrrve the Nuxe Dry Oil Body Shimmer so was excited to be able to try the original formula which is perfect for the coming months. The body shimmer version is great for the summer and on holidays. This is a multi use dry oil with 98% natural ingredients. You can use it on your body or hair!

Plum Eau De Parfum
I actually really do like the scent, it totally isn't me and isn't what i usually go for as it is quite musky. Unfortunately i don't like it enough to purchase it.

StriVectin Eye Concentrate
I love trying any new eye cream. I have seriously bad dark circles so i am always up for trying something new. I haven't used this enough yet to give a good enough review but so far i do really like it.

So overall i was really pleased with this months Glossy Box! If i received something like this box every month then i would be more than happy to pay the £12.95 a month. I do fear though that i wouldn't be 100% happy with each box and each product every month so i am not totally sold yet.

I do love the idea of Glossy Box and i love receiving parcels in the post so i know this would totally cheer me up in the morning before i head off to work, the only problem behind the box that i find is each month the box is different for everyone. For me personally i don't think this is very fair and i know that me being me i would always be jealous of the 'other' boxes that people receive. Guaranteed there will always be a product in the other box that i want which would put a downer on my box so for this reason again i am not totally sold on the idea yet.

I am really happy with the products i got this month and am totally grateful for Glossy Box to send me a box to review but i think for the next few months i may be sitting on the fence reading reviews and working out if this really is for me.

Did you get this months GlossyBox? Did you love your box?
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Thursday, 22 September 2011

So...? Fragrance Review & GIVEAWAY!!! ♥


You all know that i am a true Fragrance/Perfume junkie and i have been a fan of So...? Fragrances since my teens. To this day i still keep a bottle of So...Sinful in my bag.
You can see a review of that here at the end of the post.


Although So...? Fragrances have some amazing perfumes they also have some fab body sprays.
The newest additions are the So...? Rock n Roll
At only £2 a bottle and with such a funky design they are perfect to pop in your bag for a freshen up throughout the day!
There are 4 different scents available and i have 3 of them to share with you today.


So...? In Love

‘Love Conquers All’ will adore wearing this delicate fruity floral scent, Sweet and seductive Apple, Mandarin and Magnolia with a sultry hypnotic edge of Freesia and Musks will have all those around falling in love and coming back for more.

This is my favourite of the 3. Really sweet, exactly what i love! The mandarin really comes through in the fragrance making it really really fruity.


So...? Fab

I never knew life could be So…? Fabulous! Fulfil your destiny and embrace your beautifully bold rocking personality with this warm and delicious number. A tasty gourmand hit of Vanilla, Lily, Sandalwood and Musk

This is perfect for the coming months. Its a lot more musky and warmer and has a gorgeous vanilla scent.


So...? Daring

Dare to be different! This is your time to shine and take centre stage, spice up your life with notes of Ginger, Bergamot and Mint

This is so so soooo different to anything else i have ever smelt. I couldn't quite put my finger on it until i read it has a note of mint..suddenly it clicked! Its strange how it plays games with your mind this one..you get a smell of warm ginger then a strong hint of mint. Sounds so crazy and strange but its gorgeous!


Now this is pretty special as So...? have matching perfumes for the body sprays priced at £9.99 for a whopping 100ml
I was lucky enough to get the So...? For Me Perfume

Lyrical and Melodic like your favourite song – draw those near with the gentle grace of Orange Blossom, Tuberose and enjoy its intoxicating feminine finish of Ylang Ylang and Patchouli.

This is a really gorgeous mix of fruit with a hint of musk. They last all day as well which is so good for only £9.99!


Guess what?!?

Fancy winning all the above??

Well you can here...

I have teamed up with So...? Fragrance to offer one of my lucky readers the chance to win all 4 products.

This is a UK ONLY giveaway i am afraid due to restrictions in liquids being posted abroad.

Rules

1. You must be a follower of my blog...so if your not you know what to do ;)

2. Like the So...? Fragrance Facebook page facebook.com/So.FragranceUK

3. Register/become a member of the So...? Fragrance Site http://uk.sofragrance.com/register

4. Leave a comment below with your GFG name and email address so we can contact you if you are the winner.

All the above must be completed to be entered plsssss

The giveaway is closing on the 3rd of October 2011 at 11:59 any entries made after this date will not be considered.

Once again this is UK ONLY!

How exciting! Who's excited? Go ENTER!!!!!
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Monday, 19 September 2011

My Favourite Barbie Lip Combo ♥


This is my current favourite Lip Combo.

M.A.C Pink Nouveau
L'oreal Glam Shine Fresh - Aqua Watermelon

I was wearing this in my latest post and a lot of you loved it so i thought it deserved its own post :)

I know it is the end of summer now but i would wear this combo throughout the whole year!!

I love that the L'oreal Glam Shine it quite sheer with a hint of pale pink as it just adds a gorgeous shine and they also smell/taste amazing lol!


This is THE perfect night out lip ♥
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Friday, 16 September 2011

The Saturdays FashionistA Magnetism Nail Lacquer Launch FOTN!


Face

Elf Flawless Finish Foundation - Sand
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer
M.A.C Studio Fix Powder NW20
Chanel Bronze Universal

Cheeks

Nars Orgasm Blush
Chanel Amber Diamond

Eyes

M.A.C Chilled On Ice Paint Pot
M.A.C Blacktrack Fluid Line
Bourjois Rotating Mascara
M.A.C NW20 Chromographic Pencil
Elf Eyebrow Kit

Lips

M.A.C Pink Nouveau
L'oreal Glam Shine Fresh - Aqua Watermelon

This week i was kindly invited to The Saturdays FashionistA Magnetism Nail Lacquer Launch and i made it all the way there and back on crutches lol.

I thought before i share with you the launch and the new products i would share with you my face of the night.

Hope you like :-)

Keep an eye out for a full post on the night and the exciting Magnetism Nail Lacquer.
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Tuesday, 13 September 2011

'Head Over Heels' For My All Time Favourite Blush ♥

I'm so sorry but the title of this post 'had' to be done.


This Topshop cream blush in 'Head Over Heels' is literally my most used and all time favourite blush.

I have used it everyday since i got it and over the weekend i picked up and a brand spanking new one and i wanted to take the opportunity to take pictures of it now as after a few applications with my brush it certainly doesn't look camera 'worthy' poor thing lol but I'm sure you all know what i mean.

This cream blush is super creamy when applied but when it comes into contact with the skin it dries matte with a slight powdery finish. Don't let this put you off though!

I love that it dries matte but still gives you such a gorgeous healthy colour to the cheeks..some powder blushes can look 'too' much but as this is cream blusher it blends amazingly and looks oh so natural.

In my opinion Topshop cream blushers are the best 'drugstore' cream blushers on the market. For only £6 they are a total bargain and the packaging is super duper gorgeous.

I will always forever and ever have this blush in my collection!

Have you tried any Topshop Make-Up?
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Sunday, 11 September 2011

Sleek Make-Up PPQ Me, MYSELF & Eye i-Divine Palette

Good Morning Everyone.

I was super shocked when this new palette from Sleek Make-Up dropped through my letter box yesterday morning. I didn't even know Sleek Make-Up were releasing a new i-Divine palette, but what girl can't have enough i-Divine palettes i mean come on we all love them so much!

Anyway Sleek Make-Up have teamed up with PPQ to create this stunning palette just in time for London Fashion Week.


Like all i-Divine palettes this one will retail for £6.49 and is Limited Edition so if you like the look of it then get your hands on it quickly!


The palette contains 12 highly pigmented shades with a mix of shimmers and mattes.

I am a shimmer girl me so adore the shimmer shades!


Left to Right
Barry White, Black Box, Salt 'N' Peppermint, Fade To Grey, Blue Monday, Supernova

Left to Right

Simply Red, Pink Beret, Primal Green, Chris De Burgundy, Lilac Allen, Golden Shivers

Now in all honesty there aren't a lot of shades in this palette which are very 'me' so i don't think i will get a lot of use out of this palette.

There are some stunning shades and a lot that i think will work on darker skin tones and if you like wearing a bolder eye but personally i stick to my neutral shades.

I wish i was a bit braver as some of the shimmery shades are beautiful but in reality it just isn't going to happen lol.

The Me, Myself & Eye i-Divine Palette launches on the 16th of September and will be available to buy online at Sleekmakeup.com

What do you think of this palette? Will you be purchasing?
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Thursday, 1 September 2011

Bourjois Volume Fast & Perfect Rotating Mascara Before & After Pictures

Yesterday i did a review of the Bourjois Volume Fast & Perfect Rotating Mascara which you can find HERE

A lot of you loved the results and it was very foolish and silly of me to not include some before pictures so as you all asked so nicely...here you go!

Before


After


See that's why i love this mascara so much ♥

Hope this helped you a little more with your decision of whether to purchase the mascara or not.
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