Friday, 29 April 2011
Just a little post to update on what's upcoming and why i've not been posting as much as i'd like. I have tonnes of products to swatch and review, plus many makeup looks I could have shown! Im currently back in my home town near Liverpool though, were the only computer is my mums old desktop which is very slow! I can hopefuly post so much more when I head back to southampton next week!
Many more E.L.F. product reviews
Urban Decay Naked Palette
My April Faves
My Staple Products
Clarins New skincare range
Estee Launder Mascara
Fraulein 38 Palette and BrushSet
I'm most excited about the Urban Decay Naked Palette, 2 of which i picked up in Debenhams for me and Katie, having been after these for months! Go check out her blog here!!
Thursday, 28 April 2011
BrowBox in Gingersnap
I'v been looking for some sort of brow kit for a while, i was going to get the Benefit one, but this appeared first for £20 cheaper! I'm so happy I came across this! I use it every day to fill in my brows. The set contains 2 colours, wax, tweezers and a small angled brush. Having blonde hair currently, and naturally blonde eyebrows, I personally prefer the left hand colour. Its a lovely brown colour, showing brown on my brows, whilest the right colour comes up more "gingery" on my brows. The wax is a little heavy I think, but does the job keeping stray hairs in check.
The packaging in plastic but feels quite sturdy, with a pretty design on top. I use the angled brush that came with it to apply the wax, and my eco-tools angled brush to apply the colour. Overall I really like this product. Its long-lasting, nice colours and does the job! I think it suits lighter hair/brow colours more so would be more for blondes, gingers and light brunettes.
Would I reccomend this? Hell yes!
Lipstick in Trainwreck
I've not yet tried this but I love the packaging so much! Its really chunky and the lid isnt really on that firm, but its so original! The little sword in it is amazing! Theres a sword and urban decay is written on the actual lipstick, which is also amazing! I was sold on the packaging, without even looking at the colour! This is a little similar to an MUA shade i have to be honest, but i have yet to compare them. There is a smell, its not bad but not nice either. I've heared alot of people hate the smell of UD lippys but i dont really mind it.
It glides smoothly onto my hand but as can be seen above, one swipe doesnt give complete coverage. I'm looking foward to trying this properly in the coming weeks!
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
The 2 colours i picked up are "Baby Doll" and "Peaches & Cream", both sheen.
The colours are gorgeous in my oppinion, but i do prefer my E.L.F. lipsticks to be honest. Would i reccomend these? To a degree. Would i repurchase? Maybe. The colours are really really lovely and that would be the only reason me buying more, but as for quality, I would use my E.L.F. ones over these.
Monday, 18 April 2011
Thursday, 14 April 2011
Luscious Liquid Lipstick, Strawberry (£1.50)
This liquid lipstick can be used as a gloss or stand alone product. I has enough pigmentaion to give the lips a redish tinge or give some shine to a matte lipstick. The fruity smell is lovely and it really moisturises the lips upon application! It doesnt fade patchy also. What i have noticed though it after a while, when it has started to wear off, my lips feel kind of "bitty" at the corners. But, a quick wipe and reapplication quickly moisturises and solves this. Im not even sure if it is deffinatly this product that caused this as i usally wear things underneith, or i may have just put too much on which caused it to gather in the corners.
Daily Brush Cleaner (£3.50)
As a quick clean solution, this spray is perfect! I use this to wipe eyeshadow brushes clean after use mostly, as i wouldnt really trust it cleaning a foundation brush, I would rather give those a deep clean. Its quick, easy and theres no mess involved!
Overall I LOVE these products! For the price they are amazing quality! I shall deffinatly be placing another order sometime soon!
Monday, 4 April 2011
This morning I also placed my first ELF order having heared some wonderful things about this budget brand! Taking advantage of the free UK & Europe shipping on their website (Code: 135KELFEU - Available until 10:30am tomorrow morning), I got some much needed essentials and some random products i liked the look of!
More good news, my first follower woop! I made this blog to rant, rave and review products for my friends, and just as a kind of output for my thoughts, so its amazing to actually have a random follow me. Thank you so much! I hope i can get some more people interested in my little makeup journey from my tiny collection as it is present, to a huge "whatever do i do with all of this" jumble! I have some images to upload from my recent photoshoots also in the coming weeks! If I get a few more followers I will take proper photographs for reviews, not just bad quality blackberry images, with my Nikon D90 (aka my baby <3)
Sunday, 3 April 2011
After reading alot of beauty blogs though I have found a new envy for pretty nails! I went out last week to buy a topcoat i have read some good reviews on, and two cheap polishes. I clipped all my nails down to the same length and had ago with one colour. It didnt last as long as i hoped, maybe 2 days before chipping occured, but to be fair i put the polish on very quick and the tips of my nails are still abit ragged. A problem i have always had with my nails is that they are extreamly weak! They snap so easily and bend really bad. I think its time to invest in a product that can harden them!
But anyway! This morning i decided to try something new. Using MUA pink and black, i tried a little basic pattern. This is only phone camera quality but it shall do for now!
For a first go at doing anything other than one colour, I think it turned out alright! When i go shopping with mum next week, I think ima pick up some more polishes and do a little more experimentation.