Tag Archives: Avon

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.

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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

My Current Skin Creams

31 Jul

Jergens naturals skin firming body moisturiser

This is a cream containing 96% natural ingredients and claims to firm the skin in just two uses. It contains pomegranate extract which is an anti-oxidant. Couldn’t see any difference to my skin after two uses but after using the cream for about two weeks, my skin did feel softer and smoother. Available at Boots or Superdrug priced £5.10 

Nivea soft moisturising cream

I have been using this cream for quite some time now and I absolutely love it! It’s suitable for use on the face hands and body and it smells really good in my opinion. It contains jojoba oil and vitamin E and quickly absorbs into your skin, leaving it smooth and soft. Could be purchased from Boots Or Superdrug priced £2.45

Bio – Oil

I know. A lot has been said about this oil but I have only just started using it. As stated on the packaging, it can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions. I started using this oil because I wanted to get rid of some old acne scars and so far this has worked for me. My skin is clearer and brighter and the scars are less visible. I also often use this after having a shower and it makes your skin feel soft and smooth. Priced £19.99 for 200ml at boots or Superdrug.

Palmer’s cocoa butter formula fragrance free

This has been a favourite in my skincare regime for quite a while now, especially during the cold winter months, as this is in my opinion a heavy duty skin cream that works very well on dry skin. I especially love using this on my feet as it keeps them soft and smooth. I prefer using the fragrance free formula because it won’t clash with other fragrances or perfume I might be using. Priced £3.79 from Superdrug or Boots.

Avon care renewing moisture hand cream

This is one of the best hand creams I have ever used! This cream absorbs easily into your hands and is non-greasy. A small amount goes a long way to keep you hands moisturised for a long period of time. In the photo above, the tube is almost empty and I will be ordering more soon! Available from avonshop.com priced £3.50 currently on sale for £1.75  here.

My Current Favourite and E.L.F

22 Mar

The new Avon Shine Attract Lipstick (pictures above) is a current favourite. This is a  lipstick and lip balm in one. The lipstick has an outer gel layer which moisturises your lips and gives it shine , whilst the inner core adds full colour to your lips. I like the feel of this lipstick as it applies smoothly. You can wear this sheer or apply more for full colour. I have been wearing P201 Plumberry pictured above and swatched below. It’s priced £8.50, but it is currenty on special offer for £5.00 and can be purchased from the Avon website here.

I recently got these items from ELF:

Moisturising lip tint spf 8 Berry £3.50 – This is a dark pink/fuchsia tinted lip balm. Has a sweet sugary taste.

Clarifying pressed powder £1.50 – I love this pressed powder! It gives good coverage and does a good job keeping away the shine.

Eyebrow Kit dark £3.50 – Great for filling in sparse eyebrows.

Studio Glossy Gloss in Funky Fuchsia £3.50 – This gloss gives your lips high shine and colour, and is non-sticky.

Tone Correcting Concealer £1.50 – This is a liquid concealer, which is great for under the eyes and concealing blemishes.

Pro Mini Eyeshadow Palette cool (above) £3.75 – This palette contains 32 eye shadows, some of which are matte, whilst others are shimmery. These eye shadows are pigmented and apply smoothly to your eye lids.

E.L.F products can be purchased here.

This Week’s Favourites

21 Jan

This week, I have been getting re-acquainted with some of my favourite products. Brief description Clockwise from left:

Bobbi Brown Tinted Lip Balm in Citrus – This is a peachy-orange tinted balm which gives your lips a lovely subtle slightly shimmery colour and shine.

Benefit’s Benetint Lip and Cheek Stain – This gives a subtle deep pink colour to lips and cheeks.

Collection 2000 Shimmer Shades Blush in Blushalicious –  I realy love this blush, it gives cheeks a really nice subtle colour.

ELF Mineral Face Primer – A transparent primer which makes your skin feel smooth and poreless when applied. It makes the foundation application process easier and helps your foundation last longer.

Avon Colourtrend Kajal Stick in Black and Warm brown – This is a double ended eyeliner with black on one end and a dark brown on the other. I like this liner because it is very pigmented and lasts longer than other eyeliners I’ve used. I sometimes use the dark brown as a lipliner.

Avon Shine Attract Lipstick in Rose Bouquet P2 – This is like a lipstick and lipbalm in one. The lipstick has an outer transparent balm which gives shine and an inner core which gives colour. It’s very pigmented and gives a satin finish.

Revlon Colourstay 12 Hour Eyeshadow in Sable – A neutral brown satin shade which blends very well and does last long on the eyelids.

Avon Strawberry Sorbet Lip Balm – This clear lip balm is very moisturising, giving your lips a nice subtle shine. I use this before applying lipstick.

Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid Foundation – This foundation applies like a dream! It gives skin a nice dewy finish and great coverage.

Modelsown lipgloss in Blackberry – This gloss gives your lips high shine and colour, and is also moisturising.

2TrueGlossywear Lipstick in shade 10 – This is a very wearable glossy deep berry shade.