Friday, 22 June 2012


Now this is an overdue review i have to admit but please you can see i am slowly getting my blogging bug back so am just catching up with everything i have wanted to share with you over the last few months! MUA is an amazingly affordable highstreet/drugstore brand which really has taken over the drugstore world with its £1 cosmetics and amazingly pigmented palettes. Late last year MUA released the palette of all palettes and i fell straight in love. The palette is their first ever 24 shade palette housing a great mix of shades from natural browns and creams to purples and greens..there really is something for everyone! It also has a mix of matte and shimmer shades. The palette retails for £8!!!! Yes that's right that's not a typo £8 for 24 eyeshadows is pretty damn crazy and such a bargain. The pigmentation is really fantastic for such an affordable palette..i know my swatches don't do it justice as the bright day light has slightly washed them out but i can assure you that it is great. What i love about this palette is that its literally all you need, whether you are travelling and going away on holiday (think how many looks you can create) or just starting out with make-up (what a fab way to practice lots of different looks at such a great price) its the perfect palette for your own personal needs. Personally i am a neutral smokey eye girl so use the taupe's, browns and golds ect but then to spice things up a bit i love to use the brighter colours with an angled brush and line my lash line to give the look something different. 

For such a great price and amazing pigmentation i really think this palette is a must have in anyone's make-up collection..whether its in your collection for your own personal use or in your make-up kit as you are a make-up artist it sure wont disappoint you or your clients that's for sure!

MUA can be found in selected Superdrug stores or on their website

Do you love MUA?
Do you have and love this palette or any of the other palette offerings from MUA?

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Revlon Lip Butter Sweet Boutique ♥

Since first coming across the Relvon Lip Butters in Philippines in August i have been a huge huge fan and have acquired quite a can see my review and first initial thoughts here. Today i am here to share with you a Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti (*)  and also to let you know about a fab competition that is happening at the moment.

Tutti Frutti is a gorgeous bright orange simple as that, so if you are not a fan of orange lips do stay clear of this. The pigmentation is fantastic and of course super hydrating and buttery!

Something which is really exciting is Revlon are giving away 100 Lip Butters every day to Facebook Fans, plus the chance to win the whole collection!! How amazing?!

Revlon have opened up their very own Sweet Boutique which can be found on their Facebook page and will offer the chance to win a different colour everyday during its opening hours of Monday to Friday 8am to 11pm

Starting on the 7th of June the Lip Butter giveaways will run until the 26th of June 2012..which does mean you only have until next Tuesday.

Visitors to the Sweet Boutique can look out for the Lip Butters they need by downloading the Sweet Boutique Stock List, which tells you when each shade is available to win. Simply submit your details during the opening hours and you will be in with a chance to win that day's shade!

Revlon Lip Butters continue to be snapped up in stores so the Sweet Boutique is a brilliant way for you to be able to get your hands on your favourite shade.

So for your chance to win those Lip Butter shades you want at the Sweet Boutique simply head over to the Revlon Facebook page here 

How exciting a sweetalicious is that??

You haven't got long left so go go go!!!!

Do you love Revlon Lip Butters?

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Get Your Mitts On The Original Tanning Mitt!

The Original Tanning Mitt(*) really is 'The Only Way To Apply Self Tan' 
No-one wants to do a Gemma Collins do they and have suspiciously orange palms...who saw The Only Way Is Marbs?? Fake tan hands are a big no no and can really make your tan look extremely fake and awful to be honest. I know it is fake tan but really the aim of the game is to make it look as natural as possible right? Ever since getting hooked on fake tan i have always relied on a tanning mitt, i never wanted to have the issue of Gemma Collins hands and gloves never really appealed to me so a tanning mitt really seemed the way forward and to be honest i have never looked back. Not only does a self tanning mitt stop orange stained hands it also helps to achieve a perfectly streak free flawless tan and makes applying tan so quick and easy. The Original Tanning Mitt from Velvotan has had a make-over and now comes in three brilliantly vibrant fun colours with a fashion detail which means tanning mitts now have a fashion edge to them. The Velvotan Mitt has revolutionised the fake tan world, leading women nationwide to tanning glory, solving streaking and staining problems and ensuring and even natural tan every time. The mitt can be used again and again as you can just pop it in the wash which is perfect. If you really want an easy way to achieve a streak free even flawless tan The Orinigal Tanning Mitt really is what you need in your life. For only £2.99 and available from Tesco you will never have to worry about orange palms or a streaky mess again..the mitt really is a must have in my fake tanning routine!

Tell me your fake tanning horror stories!
Have you suffered the awful orange palms?
Do you swear by a tanning mitt?

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

No7 Summer Of Dreams Collection ♥

Oh wow, how long has it been since you saw me pop up on your dashboard??!

I am so incredibly sorry i haven't posted in a really stupidly long time, i guess you could say life really did just take over. I went to Barcelona for the weekend and then came down with an awful cold, in the middle of all that i have been crazy busy at work, what with the Jubilee Weekend and the Olympics in the horizon it has been incredibly busy and the days just seem to fly by. Before i forget would any of you like to see some pictures from my weekend in Barcelona? I am not too sure if that will interest anyone so do let me know. Anyway i am back on top of things now and posting should resume to normal...fingers crossed.

So what have i missed??

I sure know i have missed you guys looooooads.

I thought i would hit back with a new summer collection which has got me a little excited, to be honest if Lisa Eldridge has anything to do with you a collection you can pretty much guarantee that i will love it..who else loves Lisa Eldridge?? She is seriously amazing but that really is another kettle of fish. The Summer Of Dreams Collection is Limited Edition and is only available until the 10th of July, the collection itself is inspired by festival chic, intertwined with sunkissed memories of summer days infused with bold flashes of colour. I do wish our summer wasn't being so poor this year, it is a little depressing!!
The Boots No7 vouchers have been out in force over the last week or so and i had seemed to have accumulated quite a handful (my team mates at work know i love them so always give me theirs cheers guys) so i went into Boots on a mission to stock up on skincare as i love a few products which i use daily but from a distance i spotted the summer collection stand and then knew i had to use my vouchers for some products from the collection! The 2 nail polishes were my first products of choice however they were all sold out so i went with the next best 2, i am however still on the hunt for the nail stunning do they look?

Just a quick FYI the Boots No7 Vouchers are still valid until the 15th of July :)

I have wanted the Clarins Lip Perfector for a while now but have never managed to pick one up so when i heard the No7 Summer Collection was going to have a dupe of the Clarins Lip Perfector i knew i would have to check it know me and good drugstore dupe products, they are my fav. The No7 Nourishing Lip Shine comes in 2 colours Peach and Pink, i went with the Peach mainly because that was all that was left haha but also because it is a stunning colour. The Nourishing Lip Shine is a very very hydrating glossy balm with a hint of colour. They are enriched with liquorice to smooth and nourish the lips. I absolutely love how this feels of my lips super soft and hydrating and gives off just the right amount of colour, i also love the sponge applicator even though you have to squeeze the tube like your about to pop it lol anyone else have this problem? Just the one downside to this amazing lip product...the smell or should i say it has no smell, no scent what so ever that i can smell anyway which is really disappointing as we all love a good smelling lip product ;P

Next i up i got the Summer Of Dreams Bronzer..OK i am just going to hold up my hands and admit, the packaging really did lure me in i love it which totally sold it for me although i did really need a new bronzer, i did i promise :P My beloved The Body Shop matte honey bronzer is on its last legs so i thought this would be the perfect next bronzer for me. From swatching it in the store i could see that the glitter/shimmer layer was really only a small layer and once used with a brush i knew it would just disappear which to be honest is exactly what i wanted to happen. I did love the effect the shimmer gave however for an all over bronzer it would have been just a huge glistening mess on my face...not a good look. Left below is a stunning light to mid tone matte bronzer. It is creamy and blends so nicely so works great with contouring..a new staple product in my everyday routine.

I really do love this collection and still can't wait to get my hands of the 2 nail polishes and also the pink nourishing lip shine, yep i sure do want the pink as well :) Although i am finding it difficult to track them if you like the look of the collection snap it up quick as it seems to be flying off the shelves.

Nourishing Lip Shine RRP £10.50
Summer Of Dreams Bronzer RRP £13.00

Do you love this Collection?
What's your favourite product?
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