Monday, 29 October 2012

Bourjois Faux & Fabulous Miss Couture Lashes ♥

Bourjois recently released a new range of false lashes and they are definitely not to be missed. The range is called Faux & Fabulous and has 5 different styles within the range. I was lucky enough to be sent a few from the range and couldn't wait to share them with you. 

Seeing as Halloween is only a couple of days away i thought i would show you the most stunning lashes ever...Miss Couture!! 

Bourjois have teamed up with Paperself to create an innovative, creative and stylish lash design..Miss Couture. Paperself is the worlds leading wearable paper art brand for lashes and they are really pulled out all the stops for this colab with Bourjois. The lashes are a stencil like pattern in a delicate leaf style and i have to say i am totally in love.

What i love most is that the lashes can be so unique to you as you can cut them and style them how you wish. I thought i would just stick with the standard long strip although i had to cut a tiny bit off the end but you can get really creative with these and even apply a small leaf to your bottom lashes...if you would like me to create this and share it with you i would be more than happy so do let me know.
Now the lashes were ridiculously easy to apply and this was thanks so a little tool which Bourjois has also recently released but you will have to wait just a little bit longer to find out all about it ;) Stay tuned for a post coming soon.

Considering the size and style of the lashes they are actually really comfortable and didn't annoy me at all which sometimes does happen with false lashes.

All of the Faux & Fabulous Lashes have up to 4 times wear which is really fantastic and are so affordable ranging from £5.99 to £10.99! Miss Couture being the slightly more expensive lashes at £10.99 but they are so totally worth it.

They are so stunning and a little too nice for Halloween but if you were looking for something just like this for your Halloween costume i think they are perfect. They would also be perfect for a burlesque or masquerade look or even for a Christmas Party if you really wanted to push the boat out. Unfortunately i am typing this post up still wearing the lashes with no-where to go...oh well i am happy to rock around the house on a Monday night creeping my boyfriend out a bit haha!

Like i said earlier there are 5 different lashes within the Faux & Fabulous range...

Smokey Eyes
Rock Chic
More Volume
Lady in Black 
Miss Couture

I have Smokey Eyes and More Volume which i will be sharing with you soon!

I really hope you adore these lashes as much as i do.

They are available now from Boots Superdrug & Asos I just noticed that they are actually on offer in Superdrug with £5 off the RRP AMAZING!!!! Snap them up quickly girls!

Do you love these lashes? Have you tried the Bourjois Faux & Fabulous Lashes yet?

Soap & Glory Peaches & Clean Review

I really really reeeeeally adore Soap & Glory and can pretty much say it is one of my all time favourite brands, i have never used a Soap & Glory product and not liked much so i have quite a lot of products to share with you so you will for sure being seeing lots of Soap & Glory posts popping up in your dashboard from me in the coming weeks, i hope you don't mind i just have so much to share with you!

First of all i want to show you my all time favourite/can't live without product.

It Purifies! Can Energize! And Melts Away Make-Up! Its....

Peaches & Clean

4-in1 Wash Off Deep Cleansing Milk
Special Clogged T Zone Formula

Since first using this cleanser around 4 months ago i have not looked at another cleanser skin absolutely loves this stuff!!

This cleanser is said to be for all skin types and just for reference i have normal/dry skin.

It is also said to be a milk but to be honest it is much more of a creamy cleanser rather than a thinner milk consistency either way i think i prefer the fact it is thicker!

As soon as you pump the product out the bottle (i love the fact it is a pump bottle, makes life so much easier) you get an instant whiff of the gorgeous scent of peaches mixed with an ever so slight hint of mint..its so scrummy and so refreshing great for those early mornings!

It removes every scrape of make-up in the evening and makes my skin feel so soft, fresh and amazing in the morning. I do use it in conjunction with a muslin cloth, i don't use an exfoliate as my skin is dry and sensitive  so the muslin cloth is gentle enough just to buff away at any dead skin ect without being so harsh on my skin and also cleansing it at the same time.

I also use this as a 'mini facial' if you like...once a week normally on a Sunday i apply around 2 pumps all over my face without rubbing in and leave for 7-10 minutes as a face mask. As it contains Detoxyboost Technology it really gives a deep clean and leaves my skin feeling amazing!

It also contains peach extract with skin smoothing fruit acids, quillaja bark which is a natural gentle soap, jojoba oil again for softening the skin, the detoxyboost to help purify and deep clean and then lastly poreshrink to give a clearer fresher brighter complexion. 

Soap & Glory say in their opinion its the best cleansing milk on the market and in Sophieismadeup opinion it really really must try it!! For £7.99 it is an absolute bargain and lasts such a long time.

Soap & Glory is currently on 3 for 2 at Boots so you have no excuse to try and also pick up 2 other amazing products..i can guarantee you wont be disappointed.

Do you love Soap & Glory? Have you tried Peaches & Clean?

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Benefit Peek-a-Bright Eyes Illuminating Kit Review

Benefit are really pushing the boat out recently with their little 'how to' kits and i have to say i love them all. I have a few to share with you over the coming weeks but when the Peek-a-Bright Eyes Illuminating Kit* landed on my desk my eyes lit up and i knew i had to share this little beaut with you first. 

Lets just start with the most amazing packaging!!! We all know Benefit are renowned for their fun, quirky and girly packaging and that's why a lot of us out there love Benefit but this packaging is really something special. The fun sparkly holographic-ness is just everything i want to be able to show off a beauty product or even display on my dressing table and this for sure takes pride place up top instead of hidden away in my draws. I just love it..have you ever seen packaging like it?? Well done Benefit its truly stunning.

Right so now my love for packaging is well and truly out there lets get onto the products themselves.

The Peek-a-Bright Eyes Kit includes everything you need to illuminate tired eyes, this is something i am always desperately trying to battle with..working shift work and crazy hours like 4:30am means my already incredibly dark circles are not helped with the lack of sleep and waking up at crazy o clock so this little kit literally has everything i need to quickly perk up my eyes when i am getting ready at 3 am. I just love that everything is also in one place, everything i need to battle my dark circles is in one amazing kit because lets face it who wants to be searching around for a million different products that early in the morning?!

There are three gorgeous eye-shadow colours in the kit, a light shimmer base colour, a contouring dark brown shade and the perfect nude again for brightening. Not only does it have 3 amazing brightening eye-shadows it comes with an Eye Bright which is a pink cream formula which again is fantastic for brightening under the eyes..i have loved the pencil version of this product for years. Now that's not all, it also includes two brushes a concealer brush and a double ended eye-shadow brush for all over colour and lining the eyes too.

Isn't it just ever girls dream? A palette with gorgeous neutral shades which also brighten the eyes!

The eye-shadows are so creamy, pigmented and easy to work with and blend. I can't really comment on how well they last as i have super oily eyelids so i have to use a primer, so with that the majority of eye-shadows i wear will stay put all day.

This really is such a great everyday kit and also the most perfect kit for travelling, its the perfect size so wont take up too much space and has literally everything you need inside.

Peek-a-Bright Kit for sure gets a huge thumbs up from me!! Thank-you Benefit for giving me the perfect product to help banish those damn bags at 3 in the morning, you really are a life saver.

You can buy this kit online now and in stores for £24.50

What do you think of this kit? Are you a Benefit fan? Do you love the packaging?


Wednesday, 24 October 2012

LUSH Party Popper Christmas Bath Bomb Review

I am loving LUSH soooo much at the moment, especially the amazing new Christmas products so expect lots of reviews in the coming weeks. Today i am starting with the LUSH Party Popper.  I believe this is a new bath bomb this year and i can for sure see it being a huuuuge hit with LUSH fans! 

The bright pink and blue cone shape bath bomb spins around your bath releasing a real party in your bath. It turns the water pink whilst fizzing like crazy around the water as it has popping candy inside..yep that's right popping candy..the fun doesn't stop there though. Whilst the popping candy is popping away out comes confetti that is made out of dehydrated honeydew melon soap flakes!!! You can even pick up the flakes and wash with them...uh-maziiiing! 

With a fragrance of bergamot and tangerine oils it is very reminiscent of dry champagne and party drinks so this will definitely get you in the party mood before an evening out. Or if you don't fancy baring the snowy winter months just cosy down into a hot bath with party popper and have your very own swish champagne party in your bathroom!!

As you can see from the pictures above, not that much confetti came out but they are rather large pieces which is totally enough to dissolve in your bath or wash with..i just loved the scent of them so much.

You have to be quite quick with the popping candy as it doesn't last too i wanted to take pictures i put the bath bomb in first then snapped away so by the time i had actually got in the bath the popping candy had stopped..oh to be a beauty blogger and need to photograph everything lol. I do however love it enough to keep repurchasing so at least then i wont need to take a picture each time and can actually enjoy being in the bath whilst the candy goes mad. At only £2.95 i think its an amazing price for such a fun unique bath bomb!

Have you tired this yet? Are you excited by all the fun Christmas LUSH products? What is your favourite?

Rimmel London Kate Moss Matte Lipstick #110

Ever since braving the red lip a few weeks ago i have been addicted to bold lips ever since, i now adore plum berry lips, bright red and dark red lips..what will be next?

My current favourite HAS to be Kate Moss for Rimmel London Matte lipstick in shade 110 Rossetto! The matte lipsticks are a new line for Kate and i have to say they are really impressive. The staying power is fabulous and when they do wear off they don't blotch and look awful they fade nicely. Although they are a matte range to be honest i don't feel they are totally matte they are almost a matte satin finish. They glide on beautifully giving an opaque finish with one swipe. Most matte lipsticks can be quite scary and i know a lot of people tend to stay clear as they can really highlight imperfections on the lips and also dry lips but these Kate Moss lipsticks have none of that. They are so creamy and so true to colour. Unlike a lot of red lipsticks this one is really comfortable to wear and easy, i don't have to keep checking my mirror every 10 seconds to check everything is still in place OK.

The shade 110 is a very bright coral red and that's what i love most about it, its totally different to any other reds i own. To be honest every shade in the range is gorgeous and definitely worth checking out..i now have my eye on 117 and 107 can you tell I'm liking the dark lip??

I will just say that they do have quite a strong scent to the lipstick, i personally love it but i know a lot of people won't so just bare that in mind if you prefer your products to have no scent. It is a fruity scent but you can slightly taste it once applied as well.

The packaging has changed from the standard Kate Moss Lipstick range it is now bright red which again is true love for me..i love that it stands out so much!

I can see these becoming my all time favourite drugstore/high street lipstick!!

What do you think of this colour? Do you love the Kate Moss Lipsticks?
Have you tried the matte range?

Sunday, 21 October 2012

LUSH Popcorn Lip Scrub ♥

I absolutely love LUSH Lip Scrubs and literally swear by them to banish dry flaky lips. Have you ever heard or used a LUSH Lip Scrub? If not then all it basically is, is a mix of caster sugar and coconut oil which you rub against your lips to make them smooth and flake free then lick off the excess..sounds a little strange but its really amazing. LUSH recently launched its fabulous new Christmas Collection and with it they have a Popcorn Limited Edition Lip Scrub. Popcorn i hear you ask? you know i said you lick off the excess? Well when you lick this one it tastes of sweet and salted popcorn...honestly it really does and its seriously impressive. It really is salty and sweet and good enough to eat!!

I am a huge lipstick lover and to be able to pull off a bright lip its a must to have silky smooth lips so this now has a permanent place in my handbag, its great for on the go as the little pot is the perfect size. You only need a small amount as you just literally rub it into your lips, the majority will disappear and then you just lick off the obviously don't have to lick off the excess you could always just wipe it away with a tissue but i think that ruins the fun..why not have a fun sweet and salt treat when re-applying your favourite lipstick?

If you think this sounds amazing then get down to your local LUSH asap as the Popcorn flavour is Limited Edition and i deffinitley see it flying off the shelves, i already know i need a back up ;p

A little pricey at £5.49 for literally some caster sugar but the sweet and salty goodness is just too good to pass!

Do you love LUSH Lip Scrubs?
Have you tried the Popcorn Flavour? Do you now want to tehe?


Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Clinique Chubby Stick ♥ Bountiful Blush

Clinique Chubby Stick Bountiful Blush*

I have been wearing this little baby non stop recently and love it so much i just had to share it with you. Since braving the red lip i have been a little more confident in wearing a darker lip so when this Clinique Chubby Stick landed on my desk in the most gorgeous dark mauve colour i couldn't wait to give it a whirl. Bountiful Blush is one of 8 new shades of the Chubby Stick line and i have to say it really is beautiful.

If you are not familiar with the Clinique Chubby Sticks they are essentially big chunky crayon like tinted lip balms which moisturise your lips amazingly. They come in a gorgeous array of colours ranging from bright pinks to nudes.

What i love most about the Chubby Sticks is how easy they are to apply, they have a unique pencil style applicator which just easily twists up. As they are a tinted lip balm they are brilliant to use on the go, no mirror application is definitely the way with these.

I love to wear this colour when I'm going for a 'minimal make-up day' its the perfect colour to finish off a simple day look. As you can see from the pictures above everything else i have kept pretty natural but pretty and girly!

It has taken me a while to jump on the Chubby Stick bandwagon but i can totally say i am definitely on board now..i can't wait to try more..what colour do i need in my life next?

Do you love Chubby Sticks?
What do you think of this shade?

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