Saturday, 26 October 2013

Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Mascara

The first thing I noticed was the amazing packaging. The tube sits soft and comfortably in the palm of your hand and sports the cutest little metallic green leaf wand cap. It definitely doesn't look like your average tube of black lash gooey stuff. 
The second I whipped out the applicator I knew it was going to be great for precision lashes and definition.  The brush has very short and dense bristles that comb out your lashes and separate without clumping.  In my opinion this makes it a great every day mascara for swipe and go definition in a snap. The formula is excellent, it doesn't flake or clump and it stays on throughout a 14 hour day with ease, but it's not the mascara I'd turn to for a glamorous night out.
Their Natural Origins Mascara has the highest level of pure ingredients wrapped around a 100% recyclable Eco brush, is 100% free of harsh chemicals, synthetic preservatives, and parabens, and boasts clump, smudge, and flake free lashes. Physicians even has the honour of being the first Ecocert certified line of makeup in the United States!
Overall, Physician's Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Mascara is a great option for fuss free daily wear and separated lashes. Anyway who wouldn't want to carry this in your makeup bag and have everyone staring with jealous 'i want you eyes'.
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Saturday, 19 October 2013

NYX Above and Beyond Full Coverage Concealer

PACKAGING – The concealer comes in a small glass jar which I find pretty cute but not necessarily the most hygienic although I do understand the reasoning behind it since the product is thick and creamy.

TEXTURE & APPLICATION – This stuff is thick, which was expected for a concealer that is claimed to be full coverage. I first applied it with my fingers by dabbing it into my skin but since I wasn't too happy with the coverage it gave, I decided to try it with a blending brush and I absolutely love it! The application is pretty easy because the consistency is creamy and blends in easily.
PIGMENTATION & WEAR – I wouldn’t necessarily consider it full coverage. I found it did an OK job at best when I applied it with my finger but after using it with a brush, I love the coverage this concealer gives! I tried using this stuff under my eyes and found it too cakey and dry so it accentuated any fine lines I had in the area. I can see the concealer being cakey if you apply too much so make sure you blend, blend, blend!

All in all, I really like this stuff to cover any imperfections on my face and the price seriously can't be beat for a full coverage concealer. I believe that there are better concealers  that can work for both the under eye and rest of the face but it all depends on what you're looking for. I personally don't mind using 2 products (mainly because I like a lighter shade under my eyes than to cover imperfections) so I definitely will be reaching for this concealer often.
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Sunday, 13 October 2013

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr- Barely Branded

While I was in America this year, i fell in love with this!
Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo - Retails for about $5-$7. These are absolutely amazing products and because these work so well. I love Barely Branded because it makes for an excellent all around base color for shimmery eyeshadow days!
These have amazing pigmentation and staying power.It's a gorgeous champagne colour with golden undertones. I always use these a base for shadows and don't need any other product underneath. These wont crease or fade on you!
I love this colour and would highly recommend it for girls who love neutrals or if you're just seeking out a good eyeshadow primer in general - this product works great as both! 

Hopefully it will be available in the UK soon!

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Monday, 16 September 2013

MaxFactor Glossfinity Nail Polish- Midnight Bronze

You may not know me but I have an obsession with Rose Gold! This started at the beginning of the year when the Micheal Korrs watches started to pop up left right and centre. I love all things rose gold, especially jewellery. 

One thing I have been searching for since this obsession has started, is a Rose Gold nail polish. I've never seen one in the "drug-store" and any of the others that I've seen were ridiculously expensive.

It applies lovely and evenly, two coats  and it's opaque. It's not streaky like I've found some other metallic polishes to be, and lasts a good 4-5 days with a topcoat before the tips start to wear! 

I was wearing this with my dark green parka the other day and a maroon woolly scarf and I thought it went really well. So this colour is what I' m going to be wearing on my nails this autumn! :) 

I've never tried any of the MaxFactor Glossfinity nail polishes before but if the quality is as good as this one I may have to pick up a few more! 

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Saturday, 7 September 2013

ELF Esssential Eyelid Primer- Sheer

Unfortunately I have very oily eyelids and without an eyelid primer my eyeshadow tends to slide off leaving an unattractive mess around my eyes.

I'm a long time user and lover of the ELF Essential Eyelid Primer in the original shade, sheer. 
It's significantly thinner than the Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion. However, it lasts just as long and does its job well at priming, helping colours show more and preventing shadow creasing all day. 
At only £1.50, you cant go wrong.

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Sunday, 11 August 2013

Maybelline Baby Lips Pink Punch

Baby Lips have finally been released in the UK after what seems like ages in the US. I found this one in Superdrug the other day and I was straight off to the check-out without a second thought.

They are nothing more than tinted lip balms with sweet fruity scents. I decided to go for the shade 'Pink Punch' as after looking at swatches it seemed to be the most pigmented out of the bunch. And it doesn't disappoint it looks pretty much looks the same colour on my lips as it does in the bullet. 

You can apply it lightly for a really sheer wash of colour but you can also build it up until it's almost opaque. It smells so yummy I could eat it! I love sweet, fruity scents so for me, this is so perfect :) In terms of moisturising it isn't the best balm I've ever tried but it does feel nice and comfortable on the lips plus the tint eliminates the need to apply lippy. 

As much as I love it I'm not sure I would pick up any of the other shades but would really recommend 'Pink Punch' if you're looking for a balm with real colour pay off. They claim to last for 8 hours, I wouldn't quite agree with that but they definitely last for at least 4-5 hours. They also contain SPF 20 which is a nice bonus.

YOU NEED THIS! If you haven't found one yet in Boots/Superdrug, keep searching they are worth it! Especially since they are only £2.99!

Have you tried Maybelline Baby Lips?

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Monday, 5 August 2013

Bright Summer Nail Polishes

I have been loving wearing bright colours on my nails this summer, and I thought I'd share some of my favourites with you guys! :)

Essie-Mint Candy Apple


Barry M Hi shine- Grapefruit
Orly's-Crazy Diamond

Rimmel Salon Pro- Isn't She Precious

Butter London-Mellow Yellow

Models Own-Beach Party

NYC-Sky Blue

Models own-Grape Juice

MaxFactor GlossFinity-Midnight Bronze

Which ones your favourite?