Two Current Favourites

31 Aug

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Above is one of the new lip sticks from the MUA Kiss You range, launched in connection with boy band One Direction. There are five shades in the collection, each named for a member of the group. Above is Harry, which is a blue based red shade. this lipstick is heavily pigmented, applies quite smoothly and is long lasting. The range also includes lip glosses and nail polish all at the affordable price of £3 each.

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Harrry Kiss You lipstick swatched

Avon 8-in-one Eye Palette – The Metallics

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I think the palette above has a lovely mix of colours. The shadows have some shimmer in them, but are not strongly metallic. The shadows are nicely pigmented, and they do last long on the lids and I tried them on without eye primer. The palette costs under £10, which I think is good value for your money.

July Favourites

31 Jul

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Elf Mineral Face Primer – This is a silicone based face primer, which is in a transparent gel form. It is non-oily and I find it effectively prepares your skin for the application of your foundation, giving your skin a smooth finish and helping your foundation stay on longer.

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This is MUA single eye shadow in shade 13. It is a very deep purple colour which I have really loved using this month. It is very pigmented and can also be used as an eyeliner. This can also be used to create a fabulous smokey eye look. It’s a bargain costing only a pound.

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Rimmel Volume Lipstick in Boost – I have had this lipstick for quite a while now, and have only just rediscovered it. It’s a lovely satin deep pink colour which is very pigmented and moisturising on the lips.

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Kiko Glossy Eye Pencil – This is another rediscovered product which I had not been using, but have enjoyed using this month. It is very pigmented and gives a glossy sheen to your waterline or eye lids.

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Benefit That Gal Brightening Face Primer – I have really loved using this, this month! When I am not using the Elf primer, I opt for this one which brightens your skin and provides a good base for your foundation. I think it does make my complexion glow.

Make-Up Sale News

27 Jun

If you’re looking to invest in a few new make-up  items this month, here are some of the good deals around at the moment.

First up, Superdrug has some good deals in store, Rimmel nail polishes are down from £4.49 to £2.99. You get a free nail polish when you spend £6.0 on any other Barry M make-up. the colours to choose from are neon green and pink. There is also 1/3 off all products in the B. range. You get a free pair of sunglasses whe you buy three or more Bourjois makeup and its three products for the price of two. Over at boots, its 3 for the price of 2 on all 17 products,with the cheapesr item free. there is also some good deals to be had at The Body Shop with 50% off most products. Maybelline Buy 1 product and get the 2nd 1/2 Price, plus many more offers in various stores.

HAPPY  SHOPPING

Favourite Lip Products of The Month

30 May

I popped into H&M recently and was quite pleased to discover that they have updated their make up range, lip products, eye shadows and nail polishes, so I picked up a couple of lip products and I must say they are not bad at all!

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First up is the lipstick, which is a lovely shade of red that is blue based and excellent for my skin tone! It is very pigmented and applies quite smoothly to the lips, giving them some amount of moisture. Available at H&M stores priced £3.99.

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Above is the tinted Shimmer lip balm, which is a joy to use! It moisturises your lips, adding a lovely pearl sheen to them. Can be used as a base to lighten darker shades of lipstick. H&M stores priced £1.50.

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I have also been trying out a lipstick from Barry M’s new lip colour range, lipsticks infused with cocoa butter. The shade I have been using is no. 156 Vicious Violet (pictured above). This is a highly pigmented violet colour. It has a lovely texture and feels quite soothing  on the lips. I guess the cocoa butter is doing its moisturising duties! This lipstick is long lasting and can be quite hard to remove from the lips with just a plain wipe or tissue, so a good make up remover could be required. Available in 30 shades, priced £4.49 from Boots or Superdrug.

Two Favourite Lip Balms

27 Apr

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Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Tinted Lip Balm in Dark Chocolate and Cherry – The lip balm gives your lips a nice cherry tint, whilst keeping your lips soft and moisturised. It also has a pleasant chocolate fragrance. 

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Nivea Lip Butter in Raspberry Rose – This lip butter is a joy to use! It applies smoothly to your lips, moisturises the lips well, and has a delightful raspberry fragrance , which I love.

HAPPY EASTER

30 Mar

JUST A QUICK POST TO WISH EVERYONE A VERY HAPPY EASTER!

February Favourites

28 Feb

These are the products I’ve been loving this month…

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Avon Ideal Flawless BB Skin Loving Beauty Balm – The new BB cream from Avon, which promises to deliver ‘moisture and spf15 protection without clogging pores’. It’s a lightweight bb cream containing mineral pigments. Like most BB creams, this is a basic tinted moisturiser with added extras. It has an almost watery consistency and gives very ligh coverage, so you might need to add concealer to hide more pronounced blemishes. Overall, it is a good tinted moisturiser, evening out your skin tone to some extent.  Available in 6 shades from Avon priced £12.00.

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The lipstick above is from the new makeup line B, available at Superdrug. Ther is a whole range of products in the line, eyeshadows, nailpolish, foundation amd powets etc. including a skincare range. The lipstick is called Pizzazz and I really like the shade. It is highly pigmented and doses last well on the lips. It applies smoothly to the lips and is quite moisturising. I foung it quite tricky to open at first, before I realised you have press the bottom in order to release it from the tube. 

B. Pizzazz Swatched

B. Pizzazz Swatched

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Above is another product from the B.range. The eyeshadow is called B. Vivid. If you like a sheer eyeshadow look, then this product is for you as this is not the most pigmented eyeshadow. Its a lovely violet shade and I think it works much better if used with a primer. I will keep using this though (with a primer) as I love the shade.

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I love this Born Lippy Plum  Lip Balm from The Body Shop! What can I say? Firstly, it has the most gorgeous fruity fragrance, and secondly, it feels so smooth and soothing on the lips and last bot not least. it moisturises my lips like a dream and it’s only £3.

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I have also been loving the above tinted lip balm from Miss Sporty, called Honey Moon Kiss SOS. This contains royal jelly, is very moisturising and gives your lips a lovely berry tint.

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Pictured above is the new Dolled Up Mascara from Boots Seventeen.This mascara promises to keep your eye lashes curled for up to 24 hours. I have been using this mascara but not 24 hours a day, All I can say is that it thickens my lashes beautifully, and gives them a bit of a curl. 

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I love the concept of the Dolled Up Eyeliner from Boots Seventeen. This has three applicator tips in one, enabling you to use the dotting technique, which allows you to apply very close the lash line to create the illusion of fuller lashes. I have loved using this because I find it easy to apply close to my lashes and it does help create a fuller lash look. It is very pigmented and long lasting as well.

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Boots Seventeen Dolled Up Eyeliner Swatched