Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Product of The Week!

Hey Ladies,

I know i'm a total fail whale at the moment or just call me lazy either way I promise i'll improve!! I've got an interesting trip to London at the end of this week so I aim to spend, film & blog/vlog for you all!!

So I'm back with my product of the week!

It comes courtesy of Dermalogica, having been loyal to my Embryolisse for about 12 months I finally ran out of my supply & after a facial I was given a rather generous sample of the Dermalogica Smooth Skin Cream & well I am in love with it.

"A medium-weight cream with soothing botanicals and antioxidant vitamins to maintain skin’s moisture balance while improving texture, helping to restore suppleness and tone.'' 

This seriously is a fantastic moisturiser, you're apparently supposed to apply it over damp skin which I don't but it moisturises it perfectly, i've no dryness whatsoever & it really does smooth your skin so it's baby soft. It makes your skin the perfect base for your makeup to be applied to. Definitely not one for oily skin but if you've got normal to dry skin it will be fantastic for you.

It's a bit pricey at around £30 for 50mls but worth splashing out on I think! I'm definitely going to buy the 100ml size. If you shop around you'll get a good deal on it!! eg Link!

Hope this was useful to anyone searching for smooth skin!! I love a bit of Dermalogica!

Monday, 19 September 2011

FOTN & OOTN: Pink Dip Dye Hair & Turquoise Jeans!

Hey Ladies,

Just quickly letting you know i've got a sale on if you vist my shop!

Sometimes we got to rock a current trend & at the moment I quite enjoy rocking two! So thought I'd share my makeup, hair & wardrobe choices from Friday night.

 Hair which I dip dyed a couple of weeks ago & styled with the Enrapture  Jumbo waver

Makeup relatively simple
Chanel Illusion D'ombre in Emerveille
L'oreal Carbon Gloss Liner

Illamasqua Titivate Pencil
Sleek Pout Polish in Pinkini (I couldn't find my Anime Lip tar, oooh I was mad)

Bobbi Brown smoothing foundation
Bare Minerals foundation to set
Clarins Mosaic Bronzer

Jeans - Asos
Cream Top - Asos
Shoes - Primark
Bag - Primark (borrowed from my fellow turquoise friend Jade, which we didn't realise we were matching til out male friend pointed it out)
Necklace - borrowed again & I have no idea where its from
Bracelet - Triple rose gold & grey from Here

So that's my attempt at being all trendy! Love the clash of turquoise & pink though!!

Monday, 5 September 2011

Every Girl Should Own These!

Hey ladies,

After my products I regret buying post this weekend I though I would do a post on some products I believe every girl & boy for that matter should own. They cater to everyone, young to old, fair to dark etc.

Bourjois Volume Fast & Perfect Mascara
A new edition to my regime & what inspired this post actually, this mascara is absolutely amazing. Everyone knows a mascara is all about the wand well this baby actually rotates, when I heard about it I had visions of it getting my lashes tangled & trapped so didn't try it but my friend Jade swore by it so when I saw it on offer I took the plunge. Well what can I say it isn't a complete gimmick like vibrating mascaras this actually works, it adds length, volume and crazy amounts of curl to your lashes because it kind of works your lashes round the wand so they curl. Totally utterly amazing. Cannot recommend enough & it is rather pricey for a high street mascara but for the savvy ladies when it dries up just get another cheaper mascara & use the rotating wand with it!

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish
You know by now my love for Liz & even though we've 'been on a break' ie I've been galavanting with other cleansers as soon as my skin went & I quote 'totally mental' I came running back to it, within 4 days my skin was basically back to normal thanks to this & the product I'll talk about below & my life long commitment to Liz is firmly in place, we had a private ceremony by the sink, close friends & family only. It was beautiful & I've never looked back!

Avenue Rich Skin Recovery Cream
Without doubt I believe everyone should have a tube of this in their house for times when your skin spazzes out, even oily skinned ladies will benefit because it just calms your skin down if it's dryness that's your problem or a nasty break out it improves your problem within 2 days & a week later your skin is back to normal. This stuff is like a cloud of loveliness for your face!

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Eye Shadows
I know these are everywhere at the moment but I had to include them because I am not immune to the opinions of bloggers and actually ordered one without even seeing one in the flesh. I ordered the shade Emerveille which is the peachy gold and although it might not be the most exciting shade it certainly is the one I'd get most use out. Let me tell you they're amazing kind of a gel/mousse/cream that apply lovely, really vibrant & last & last without the need for an eyeshadow on top! Truly a must have products if you're lazy like me.

L'Oreal Super Liner Carbon Gloss
I have such problems with eyeliner transfer, and although I finally found a few that lasted all day this is the only one I really use because a. It's so easy & quick, b. Looks amazingly vivd & glossy black & c. Looks perfect & glossy from the minute you apply it until the minute you remove it even 14 hours later. Plus its only £7, the easiest eyeliner to use in a rush.

Paul Mitchell Super Strong Liquid Treatment
This stuff is amazing if you have damaged or dry hair, I don't know how it works as its only a liquid spray & there is something in my brain that tells me only creamy leave in conditioners will be effective but it works. It makes brushing damp hair as easy as a hot knife through butter and really leaves your hair feeling nourished & frizz free. I am never without a bottle!

Sephora by OPI Metro Chic
I know, I know, I know you can't get this nail polish in the UK without a lovely US/Canadian based blogging buddie sending you a care package but I basically mean a griege type nail polish, they suit every skin tone & outfit, very interesting & never boring & effortlessly cool & chic. I have a total dupe for the Metro Chic which you can see here & it's finally available in the UK!! Get either one & you wont regret it, also Metro Chic is the best formula ever very chip resistant on my nails I find!!

So there's some of the products I believe everyone should own (you know if you like makeup & nail polish) They keep me happy, my skin healthy & me looking gorgeous! haha!

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Saturday, 3 September 2011

Products I Regret Buying

Hey Ladies,

Well the plan was to do this post & the next as YouTube videos but it's Saturday night I'm at my boyfriends. It's just not gonna happen so written down they shall be, there will be less rambling for sure this way so perhaps for the best!

I thought I would share another 'Products I Regret Buying' Post as I find them more interesting than favourites videos sometimes, I will add a disclaimer at this point & say these are products that I PERSONALLY regret buying not YOU! If you like them, good for you! The hassle I got with my last video on the subject sheesh! (apologies for the none combined picture I'm on my iPad!)

Yes tis true I DO regret buying the Urban Decay Naked Palette, it is a fantastic palette don't get me wrong, the quality is excellent, all the shadows are smooth & lovely (why oh why do they insist on ruining Sidecar with all the glitter, potentially my favourite ever eyeshadow if it wasn't for the disco ball fall out on my cheeks) the price is brilliant, it's just I don't ACTUALLY use it very often. It just too much I think, why can't Urban Decay release Mac type quads with 4 shades that go well together, I can't cope with this amount of choice & in the end always go for the same one so it's a waste if I do reach for it! If you don't own a lot of shadows this is great but me not so great.

Anyone who follows me on twitter or here for a while will not be shocked by this, the Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation I thought would be amazing, It sounded (to quote Cheryl Cole) 'right up my street' but if you read my review you'll know it failed to 'wow' me. It's a decent foundation, good for oilier skin types, good colour range (go & get matched because the Mac comparisons are off, a 6 is no NC25 I can assure you!) but on my skin it looks awful just too heavy, clings to dry patches & makes me look really overly 'made up' my aim is to look effortless & this just doesn't do that! I've been mixing it with my moisturiser recently to use it up but I shouldn't have to do that so it annoys me! Give me Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua any day of the week!

Strange one this because I'm actually at the bottom of the pot and just realised I don't actually like it, firstly it doesn't brighten it just has light reflecting particles so you're eyes look brighter but it's an illusion so a LIE! But it kind of just leaves a weird residue on my eyes one which I really don't care for, there's a Boots Time Delay one which costs half the price and 100% better than this!

Doesn't do a thing. 'Nuff said!

At the moment that's all I can think of, I'm sure I'll keep updating the series in the future!! Hope you're all well & enjoying your weekend.

Let me know some products you regret buying it is so interesting!!