Archive | November, 2011

Miners Fluro Gloss

25 Nov

For the past two weeks, I have been using Miners new fluro gloss lip glosses, which are available in five neon shades. I tried Fever which is a red shade and Purple Rain, which is a light purple colour. These glosses will give your lips a light tint, they are also moisturising and non-sticky. Both glosses smell the same, they both have a lovely cherry scent.


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Fashionista Makeup

18 Nov

I came across the new Fashionista make-up range in superdrug some days ago and I couldn’t resist buying a couple of the products to try out. I must say I am very impressed with the products I bought so far. I got a blusher called Crimson, which is a sparkly pink colour that is very pigmented. You need to use just a tiny amount at a time. I also got an eyeliner, in Shade 2 Claudia. This is a highly pigmented sparkly black liner which is long lasting. I bought two eyeshadows, Foxy, which is a soft metallic/pearly bronze colour and Embellished, which is a satin purple/violet shade. These are very pimented blendable eye shadows. The products I bought cost £4 each. The range also includes lipsticks, mascaras, foundation, lip glosses and nail polish, all at affordable prices.

From left to right: Foxy, Embellished and Crimson.

Available at Superdrug.

Beauty Tips For The Thrifty – Olive Oil

16 Nov

1. Fine sugar mixed with olive oil can be used to exfoliate the face and brighten up dull looking skin.

2. Fine salt mixed with olive oil makes a great exfoliant for your body.

3. Olive oil makes a great hair and scalp conditioner.

4. Olive oil can also be used as a body moisturiser, on slightly damp skin.

5. Olive oil can be used to soften nail cuticles and condition nails.

Extra Tips

1. Consider filing your nails in one direction to avoid breakage.

2. Use lemon juice to whiten stained nails.

Clean and Clear Morning Energy Shine Control Daily Facial Scrub

12 Nov

For the past two months, I have been using Clean and Clear Morning Energy Shine Control Facial Scrub, and I really like it. It’s an oil-free scrub with tiny exfoliating particles that’s great for spot prone skin. This can be used daily, and it does keep your skin oil-free all day, provided you don’t use a very oily moisturiser or foundation. It contains lemon grass and fruit extracts which gives it a lovely citrus scent that is sure to wake you up fully in the morning.

Priced £3.99 from Boots or Superdrug

Kiko Makeup Milano Cosmetics

7 Nov

I visited the new Westfield Shopping Center in Stratford some days ago, and there I discovered the kiko make-up store. Kiko is an Italian brand and they have a wide range of make-up,  lipglosses, eyeshadows, lipsticks, nail polishes etc. in a wide variety of shades. The products are quite reasonably priced as well. I bought a few products which I have been trying out and I can honestly say they are really good. The lipglazes and lipgloss are £3 each and they are very moisturising, shiny and non-sticky. I also got an eyeshadow in a neutral shade, which is very pigmented, blends really well and stays put for hours without creasing, and I did not use any primer. The single eye shadows are £5.90 each. I bought a matt lipstick in a brown neutral shade, which, although matt feels very comfortable to wear and is not dry at all. These are £5.90 each. I got a nail polish £4.90 also in a neutral shade, which I have yet to try. I will tell you what I think about it sometime soon.
If you’ve not already done so, I think it’s a brand worth checking out. Really helpful and friendly sales assistants.

Kiko make-up

Kiko lipgloss and lipglaze moisturising and non-sticky

The Kiko Make Up Milano store is at Westfield Stratford City

Boots 17 Supreme Shine Lipstick

3 Nov

I tried the new Boots 17 Supreme Shine Lipstick in Bon Bon and Pink Posey. Bon bon is a nude pinky brown shade which I really love and Pink Posey is a lovely bright pink colour. The lipsticks are very pigmented and are comfortable to wear but in my opinion, not shiny enough. They are available in 13 shades, priced £4.99.

Boots 17 Supreme Shine Lipstick in Bon Bon

Boots 17 Supreme Shine Lipstick in Pink Posey