Archive | October, 2011

Tinted lip balms and L’oréal’s Universal Lip Glow

29 Oct

Now that the cold weather is here, it’s probably a good time to invest in some hard working lip balms. What’s a great way to keep your lips moisturised and lightly coloured at the same time? Tinted lip balms!
My current favourites are Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm £4.49 in Peach Sheer Tint. This gives your lips a lovely sheer  peach colour, and contains shea butter, vitamin E and aloe. It’s also available in Clear Satin Gloss Finish and Pink Sheer Tint.

My next favourite is Blistex Lip Brilliance in Blushing £2.49. This gives your lips a subtle rosy colour with a hint of shimmer. It contains grape seed oil, vitamin E and silk extracts.


L’oréal’s Universal Lip Glow £8.49 from their Studio Secrets Professional range is a  transparent rosy lipstick which adapts to your natural lip colour to create a pink lip tint that’s unique to you. It’s really like a tinted lip balm though, and it is moisturising. According to L’oréal, the product has been “enriched with pomegranate extract, emollient oil and polymers.”

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Collection 2000 Hot Looks nail polish

26 Oct

I just love this nail polish! It’s called shimmy Shake and it is a metallic gold colour. This is great to wear on it’s own, or you could use it as a top coat for a darker shade of nail polish. Fabulous!

Kleenex Eye Make-up Removal Wipes and Shine Absorbing Sheets

18 Oct

You would often associate kleenex with facial tissues and the like, but they’ve recently introduced a few cosmetic products to their range.
Their eye make-up removal wipes come in a pack containing 24 wipes. It is meant to be suitable for sensitive skin. It did a relatively good job removing my eye make-up, though the texture of the wipe was more “paperlike” rather than “clothlike” if you know what I mean, but the wipes still felt soft against my skin. This could be because the wipes have been made with ecoform natural fibres which must be some kind of environmentally friendly material.
The shine absorbing sheets are powder free and come in a pack of 50. You are meant to blot the plain side on your face to remove the oil from your face. I liked using this product because it did remove the shine from my face without removing my make-up in the process and it did not leave a powdery deposit on my face either.


Collection 2000 Metallic Cream Eye Shadow

18 Oct

I tried a bronzy colour called Copper Pot, which looked lovely in the container, so I thought it would do the same on my eye lids. Firstly, the product is not very pigmented you need to deposit a lot of the product on your lids to see visible results. The product comes with a sponged tip applicator which is fairly easy to use. The shadow does blend well and I think its perfect for creating a natural makeup look. It could also work as a base for a powder eye shadow of the same colour.

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Superdrug’s Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser

3 Oct

I normally prefer using face cleansers which lather up nicely, then I feel my face is really being cleaned, but after using Superdrug’s vitamin E hot cloth cleanser, which is cream based, my preferences have changed a bit, because  it actually does remove make-up effectively and your skin feels soft after use. First you massage the cleanser into your face and neck then you use the muslin cloth supplied with the product to take off the cleanser (the muslin cloth should be rinsed in hand-hot water first ) moreover, the muslin cloth gently exfoliates your skin as well. I love it!



Collection 2000 have added a few new colours to their Lasting Colour nail polish range, so has MUA. I have been pleasantly surprised by the quality of both these products. I had the collection 2000 nail polish £2.99 on for about three days and it never chipped at all! Two coats gives you great coverage.
I also love the MUA nail polish. They’ve got a great range of colours all retailing at £1 each. I had one of the polishes on for the same length of time as collection 2000, and it fared well and did not chip. You only need to apply two coats for great coverage.