Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Liz Earle Colour Collection ♥

Liz Earle Healthy Glow Cream Blush* Liz Earle Sheer Lip Gloss*

I have something super duper exciting to share with you today. I have been a huge fan of Liz Earle products for a few years now and when Liz Earle released the Sheer Skin Tint last year, the first product into the colour world i was lucky enough to meet Liz herself which you can read about here. When i met Liz she said that the world of make-up would soon be making a stand into Liz Earle so i have been sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for the release ever since so when i heard it had been released a little over a week ago now i was so excited. The new make-up range has been 4 years in the making and has been split up into 5 sections...faces, cheeks, eyes, lips and accessories. Within the colour range you will find colour-true, sheer and easy to wear, blendable yet long lasting formulations that give high performance that Liz knew busy women really wanted. The range is also designed to work in harmony with the daily essential skincare from Liz Earle. Borage seed oil, avocado and shea butter are just some of the premium quality botanicals you will find in the range along with the finest mineral pigments and natural source Vitamin E.

The range really is to die for...the products really are amazing with such gorgeous packaging. I was lucky enough to get a full sneak peak of the whole make-up range and stand at the launch of the new John Lewis beauty hall last week and i have to say even the stand for the collection is beautiful. Whilst i was at the event i was very lucky to meet Jane Bradley who is the Liz Earle International Make-Up Artist who very kindly went over the whole range with us. Jane was absolutely lovely and honestly a real inspiration to me, i really couldn't believe that i actually got to meet her.

To top it all off i was sent 2 products from the colour range and i have been using them non stop since i got them. The Healthy Glow Cream Blush in Rose is now my all time favourite pinky cream blush..i had been on the hunt for one for a while and i have finally found it. It is a gorgeous dusky pink that gives a stunning glow to the cheeks. It blends incredibly well and you can really build the colour up if you want more of a vivid colour if not simply one swipe will give you a slight flush of colour but with the most gorgeous glow. It dries slightly matte which is what i like and also works so amazingly well with the Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint..the cream formula of both products really makes the skin glow! Also a quick tip..use the cream blush on the lips and see the results..it will be true love ;p There is 7 shades in the line so there is something to suit everyone...deeper pinks to corals, the perfect mix!

When i met Jane she said that the Sheer Lip Gloss in Cherry was in fact Liz's favourite so when i saw i had been sent it i was over the moon. It really is gorgeous..exactly what it says a sheer lip gloss with a hint of colour. Perfect to wear alone or over the top of your favourite lipstick. They smell delicious and have incredible staying power something which is such a huge added bonus..we all want to have gorgeous lips all day long right? The lip gloss is not sticky at all and just glides on..it is also really moisturising as it has avocado oil and shea butter in it. There is 12 shades in this line.

The packaging of all the products is beautiful but i really wouldn't expect anything less from Liz Earle!

Overall the wait really paid off as this really is an amazing make-up collection!

I am excited to delve deeper into the colour world of Liz Earle and will again wait patiently but very excited for the next phase of colour.

Thank-you Liz Earle.

Healthy Glow Cream Blush 01 Rose RRP £16.50
Sheer Lip Gloss 01 Cherry RRP £ 13.50

Have you dived into the new colour range from Liz Earle?
What are your favourite products so far?
Are you excited for more?

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base Review

Dry skin has been something I have always lived and dealt with, trying to find the most richest of products to combat my immensely dry skin until around a month ago. I don't know how or why it has happened but I have suddenly developed really very oily eyelids. Eye shadow would always stay put all day with no problems whether it was a high end eyeshadow or a drugstore eyeshadow I literally never had any problems and would never need to use a primer, because of this when I did start getting oily eye lids I panicked as I didn't know what was going to be the best product to combat this problem. I'm not saying my eyeshadow would slide and ever so slightly crease but around 2-3 hours of wearing the eyeshadow it would have all disappeared leaving awful smudged greasy lines, it's hard to explain but really wasn't a pretty sight! So I started using different primers which I had previously heard good reviews of I.e Urban Decay Primer Potion and Two Faced Shadow Insurance but both products didn't do a single thing for me..my oily eyelids are really now that bad. It's such a strange thing to happen when the rest of my skin is still very dry. Anyway after many hours of reading reviews I decided to purchase the Nars Smudge Proof EyeShadow Base which had amazing reviews of. I was hesitant at first as you all know I do love my drugstore products and spending £18 on an eye shadow primer did seem a bit steep but as nothing was working I knew I had to try the 'cream of the crop' as all the reviews I read were totally singing its praises! So when passing through House Of Fraser in Westfield recently I took the plunge and purchased the product which I hoped was going to 'change my life' that sounds so extreme but I wear a neutral eye pretty much everyday so for it to suddenly start creasing and smudging so much was really frustrating for me.

I can honestly say for me this is literally a miracle product...i used it the day after, applied it in the morning used my favourite eyeshadows for my day time look and when i returned home from work nearly 10 hours later my eyeshadow was exactly how i applied it in the morning. Not one sign of a crease or smudge...it was perfect. I was so stunned. The product itself is a mix between a cream and a gel and dries pretty matte. You have to work quick quickly with it as it dries quickly but you really only need to smallest amount. I think that if you apply too much product it can work against you and do exactly what you don't want it to. I just use what it on the applicator for both eyes. I bought this well over a month ago and i have used it every day since..i am so happy i have found a product to combat and help with my oily eyelids. The price is still a down point for me but as its working so well i really can't complain too much. I can definitely see that this will forever have a place in my everyday make-up bag!

Have you tried this miracle worker before?
Did it work for you?


Monday, 14 May 2012

Free Nails Inc With InStyle Magazine &hearts

In this months issue of InStyle Magazine they are offering a free nails inc polish and they are definitely not to be missed. Nails inc has really become my favourite higher end nail polish brand so to hear they were going to be free with a magazine and be new shades for the magazine was super exciting. As soon as i heard they were released i went straight out to hunt them down...it took a while to get all 3 shades but i got them in the end and love them all.

The 3 shades specially made for InStyle Magazine are...

Power Pink
Peach Sorbet

All of which are gorgeous shades, so opaque and a dream to apply.

I got so excited when i managed to get all 3 i couldn't decide which one to apply first so went with all 3 and ended up with the design above. I'm not amazing a nail art design and the above design isn't perfect but i love it and i have had so many compliments on my nails :)

They wont be around long and seem to be flying off the shelves so run out and pick them up asap you wont regret it...i mean £3.80 for an £11 polish is amazing!!

Which is you favourite shade out of the 3?

Friday, 11 May 2012

Happy Birthday GlossyBox ♥ OOTN ♥


Dress: River Island
Leather Jacket: New Look
Boots: Primark
Necklace: Philippines
Nails: Orly Fancy Fuscia Revlon Facets of Fuscia
Lips: M.A.C Pink Nouveau 

Last night i had a fabulous evening at the GlossyBox 1st Birthday Party and i thought i would quickly show you what i was wearing! I don't normally do outfit post's but do let me know if you like them and wouldn't mind seeing more.
Would just like to wish a big Happy Birthday to GlossyBox and thank-you for such a great evening..it was so wonderful to catch up with so many other amazing bloggers and of course chill with my babe Sabrina I have had such a brilliant time being a GlossyBox Ambassador and i look forward to the coming year!


Friday, 4 May 2012

Neon Madness ♥ Nails & Phone Case

I put together this combo last night and instantly fell in love so had to share it with you!

Revlon Zealous
Bourjois Shade 26 (no name)

I bought these two colours earlier in the week as i thought they would be perfect for the summer..i had no intention of pairing them together until i got home and thought they would make an amazing bright neon combo. These are 100% going to be my go to summer shades they are both stunning. Revlon Zealous is a colour i have never tried before as most bright neon colours can tend to be very sheer...the Revlon is pretty sheer and i did use 4 coats for it but i think it was totally worth it as its so opaque and vivid. If i wanted to paint all of my nails in it though i think i may end up getting a little frustrated and annoyed. I'm glad i decided to go for an accent nail! What i love most about it is the slight gold shimmer...its such a bright neon yellow but with the shimmer it really just makes it special! The Bourjois was a dream to apply with only 2 coats needed and the slanted brush i thought was going to be awkward to use was actually so easy and made the application around the cuticles so simple.

I am loving the neon trend at the moment, so much so my new phone case is now on trend!
I posted a picture of my case on instagram and i got a lot of questions about it so just to let you know it was from H&M and was around £3..what a bargain!!

I'm going neon crrrrrazzy and i ♥ it!

Do you like this nail combo? Are you loving the neon trend?

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Sleek Make-Up Ultra Matte V2 Darks i-Divine ♥

Sleek Make-Up Ultra Matte v2 Darks i-Divine Palette*

Yet another i-Divine palette from Sleek Make-Up but one i am pretty positive you are all going to love. Matte shades are absolutely huge at the moment and make-up brands are releasing all sorts of interesting shades for the lips cheeks and of course eyes. One release that is now a permanent fixture in my make-up bag is the Ultra Matte V2 Dark i-Divine Palette. This is one of 2 new i-Divine Palettes from Sleek Make-Up, the one above being V2 Darks and the other palette in the range is V1 Brights both palettes make up of entirely matte shades...yep you heard that right a totally matte palette something which i think everyone has been longing for. I can hold my hands up and say that i always used to hate matte shades and would always sway towards the shimmers but having been experimenting more with some of my other eye shadows for the last few months i have been hooked on mattes ever since so when this turned up on my doorstep i was ridiculously excited! I was also pretty thrilled that i had the chance to try the V2 Darks Palette as in reality as gorgeous as they look the shades in the V1 Brights Palette wouldn't be something i normally go for.
The palette is made up of 12 neutral shades with a green, blue and purple thrown in there as well, a real perfect mix of colours. The shades are shade to be very highly pigmented but unfortunately like some other of the matte lighter shades from previous i-divine palettes they do lack a bit of pigmentation and can be slightly chalky but none the less still do work great. All other shades have amazing pigmentation and are so creamy and easy to blend! The palette really does have every colour you need even with a matte black perfect for travelling as well. 'Dune' and 'Paper bag' are now my staple colours for a smokey neutral eye!!
The packaging has slightly changed with the palettes and also the eye shadow pans no longer have the embossed design on them which i feel gives it a more chic expensive feel...the embossed design did give the palette a cheaper feel i thought.

The Ultra Matte i-Divines V1 & V2 will launch on the 9th of May and will be available in Superdrug stores and online at www.sleekmakeup.com.

They are not to be missed!!

Will you be first in the queue? What do you think of the shades?


Check Out The Bangs/Fringe ♥

I have been toying with the idea of getting my fringe/bangs cut back in as to be honest when i first had it cut in around 6 months ago i really didn't give it a good enough go...it was cut slightly too long and really annoyed me so i ended up just keeping it as a side fringe and growing it out. Having short hair means you can only do so much and i was incredibly bored so decided to get the full fringe cut back in again. It is a little shorter than last time so its not annoying me all the time and i really really love it!! I got it cut at The Ginger Group in Westfield White City which i would highly recommend.

Would do you think? Do you like a full fringe/bangs?

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Duo-chrome-alicious - Inglot AMC Lip gloss

I have had this lip gloss in my collection for some time now so i have no idea why i haven't shared it with you sooner as it is actually amazing! Inglot is a brand that i have been interested in ever since the store in Westfield London opened, i have now collected a fair few of their brushes and also have a couple of the freedom palettes all of which i love and would highly recommend...do let me know if you would like reviews on either. One thing i do love about Inglot is that they are not afraid to have different, crazy unique products which to me this lip gloss definitely is. It is the most crazy beautiful duo-chrome colour which shines pink, purple, yellow and green pretty much identical to my new side bar background >>>>> tehe...however on the lips it gives off such a stunning coral colour. They last really well on the lips and are not sticky at all...perfect to wear alone or paired with M.A.C Hue is a match made in heaven!! The colour i have is 546 and now i have rekindled my love for it i can't wait to try the other colours. They are a little pricey at £12 a pop but i think its totally worth it.

What do you think of this lip gloss?
Have any of you tried the AMC Lip glosses?
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