Saturday, 31 August 2013

Bourjois Mascara Volumizer


4.29 (out of 5) Star Rating


I love this mascara! The first step grabs every single lash, lengthens and separates them which makes a really nice look with a natural curl with is perfect for a more natural daytime look. The second step creates a more dramatic look by adding more volume and a more intense colour, the brush gives a great coverage and catches the corner lashes making them stand out. I normally use fake lashes if Im going but with this mascara you don’t need to as it gives the same dramatic effect.

This is a great value for money, normally its £10.49 but at the minute in Superdrug its on special offer for £6.99 and the mascara lasts a good couple of months even if you wear it daily.

This is a great product for anyone who wants to add more volume and length to their lashes as it makes you eyelashes look long without making them clump together, you don’t have to get many coats to get the look you are looking for. This mascara makes your eyelashes look natural – depending on the amount of layers you apply, personally I only think you need one or two layers. I would definitely recommend this mascara and I will certainly be buying it again!

Friday, 30 August 2013

NYX MBB Matte bronzer


 
4.5 (out of 5) Star Rating
 
This is such an amazing bronzer it gives you a healthy natural glow without making you look like a tangerine! It comes in 5 different shades I went for light as I have quite a fair complexion and I can honestly say its brilliant!

When I first switched to this bronzer my friends and family started to comment on how good my skin looked- personally I wouldn’t say my skin is anything special but they were all saying how it gave me a warm, natural complexion.

This product is very easy to use and is great for all occasions, I would personally recommend this to anyone and I will be defiantly be buying this again. You only need a small amount of this bronzer to get that healthy summer glow that you want. Its perfect for adding a hint of contour or sun kissed tan its also perfect for all skin types and tones as there is a colour to suit everyone.

It has a nice matt finish and is perfect for all year round. I find it best to apply this bronzer in a C shape from my temples to just underneath my cheekbones, I would recommend using either a powder brush or contour brush but any bigger brush will do the trick, you only want to use a small amount of the bronzer to make it look natural.
For just £8 this is a great value bronzer as It last ages even if you use it every day, this bronzer if perfect for those of you who want a healthy glow all year round. This bronzer is available from NYX.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Despicable me minion nails!


Despicable me is one of my favourites! The storyline is so cute and who doesn’t love the yellow minions! So I decided to turn my own nails into mini minions!
Colours I used:
Nails inc. Carnaby Street polish £11
Nails inc. Black taxi nail polish £11
Nails inc. Floral street polish £11
Nails inc. Belgrave place £11
Nails inc. Southbank polish £11
You can use any nail polishes you have in those colours, you will also need a toothpick and some tape if you need it

Step 1: Paint your all your nails a bright yellow and allow them to dry completely
Step 2: once your nails have dried paint the bottom part of your nails blue, you can use tape to cover the yellow parts or if your feeling brave just paint away!
Step 3: you need a toothpick or something similar and dip it into your grey paint, I carefully dotted the polish on each nail to create the “goggles” I did one goggles on some and two on other- its up to you how many you want to do.
Step 4: after the grey had dried I made smaller dots inside the grey goggles using the white polish.
Step 5: with the smaller end of the toothpick I made the eyes of the minions I also did the mouths and goggle bands too.
Step 6: after it had all dried I added a clear top coat to seal it all
And there you go your have your very own minions!

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Natural collection Strawberry Body Spray


4.7 / 5
The whole range of sprays are amazing but this is my favourite – it smells so fruity and fresh, it’s a great spray for the summer and the smell isn’t over powering. It’s a really good choice for those who like a light, fruity body spray. For just £2.00 this is an excellent value for money as the bottle lasts well over a couple of months and it can be used as a multi purpose product as you can use it for a body/ room spray. The amount of product you get is defiantly worth the money as you get 150ml for just £2 which is available from boots.

I would recommend if you want a stronger smell to re-apply throughout the day but personally I don’t think you need to as you can still smell the distinctive strawberry smell hours after you have applied it.

The bottle is really good as you don’t have to worry about it smashing as it’s made from plastic, its also just the right size to fit in your handbag! Even though the bottle is quite plain I think that the style suits the smell as by looking at the bottle you can see its strawberry smell but the smell corresponds really well with the packaging.  I would defiantly recommend this product to everyone as it smells so fruity and makes you feel fresh and energized.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Glow and go instant tan


 
4.33 (out of 5) Star Rating
 
I really like this product its really effective and doesn’t leave you looking like a tangerine! I got this for a £1 At pound land which is a great value for money and works just as effectively than other products double the price.

The Glow ‘N’ Go is a matte so it doesn’t give an all over shimmer, which I think is a good thing. The product is a gel with a dark brown tint that spreads out evenly to give you a healthy glow. Its really easy to apply as it’s a light texture which makes it easier to get a full coverage. It also smells really nice unlike some other tanning products.

I would recommend applying it with a tanning mitt to get an even coverage with no streaks. I also found that I didn’t get any marks on my clothing which is a bonus but I would recommend waiting till its dry which only takes a few seconds. I would recommend this product to anyone who wants a warm healthy glow.

Monday, 26 August 2013

Maybelline dream terra sun

4.33 (out of 5) Star Rating


I really like this bronzer I have really pale skin so I bought it in shade 01 I like how it gives warmth but doesn’t make you look like a tangerine! it has a slight shimmer and gives a really nice summery glow. It overall a really good bronzer.

It produces a really good natural sun kissed glow and makes your skin look healthy and adds a bit of colour  I find the best way to apply it was swiping it onto cheek bones with a fan brush as it produces a very natural glow on my face without looking orange-y or  unnatural.
This is an inexpensive way to enjoy a radiant glow.
 
Honestly, in my experience it is really good and works really well for all skin tones, I will defiantly be buying it again!

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Miss sporty Mini me eyeliner

5.0 (out of 5) Star Rating

I have repurchased this so many times I have lost count! Its so easy to use and a great value for money, you don’t have to sharpen it which is a bonus. It can easily last for 4/5 hours and longer without losing its colour, intensity or smudging. It’s a great size which is perfect for your handbag!

They have a number of different shades including black and neon colours but the one I mainly pick is the black as its great for everyday use, I went for the colour 010 black raven and I really think it compliments my skin tone (Fair) The eyeliner is really easy to use as it just glides on and gives a nice look, I think this product makes your eyes really stand out without looking heavy.

If you are looking for a cheap good quality eyeliner I would defiantly recommend this as its easy to use and looks great!   

Saturday, 24 August 2013

L'oreal true match foundation:


4.13 (out of 5) Star Rating
 
This is a fantastic day foundation as it lasts for a long time and you don’t need much to get the look that you want, this product comes in a range of different colours so it makes it easier to find the colour that is perfect for you!

This product can be purchased from any beauty store (E.g. Boots, Superdrug etc.) The foundation costs £9.99 which I think is a reasonable price as you don’t need much of the product to get a even coverage. 

The application of the foundation is really good, it has a runny consistency but that makes it really easy to blend. I find that the best way to apply this foundation is to apply it with your fingertips or a flat foundation brush I also personally use loose powder on top just to finish the look. Overall this is a great foundation that delivers consistent results at a reasonable price.

Friday, 23 August 2013

EOS sphere strawberry sorbet lip balm


3.75 (out of 5) Star Rating
 
This product is so good it keeps your lips moisturised all day long without having to re apply. The packaging is shaped like a small egg with a twist off lid. In side the small egg is a smaller ball shaped mound of lip balm. The lip balm is made with 100% natural ingredients.

This gives you a nice pinkie sheen that looks great for a everyday look, it goes on really well and the smell is just lovely, nice a light with a hint of strawberry! The little ball of lip balm lets you swipe the product over both lips at the same time, I love the fact that you don’t have to use your finger to apply it as it makes it much more hygienic for when you are out and about. What would make the packaging even more convenient is if they kept the same shape but had a flip lid instead as you wouldn’t worry about dropping it every time! But apart from that it is amazing!

I would recommend this to someone who wants a lip balm for everyday use, but if your lips are chapped I think I would go for something a bit stronger.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

EOS sphere summer fruits lip balm



 

3.67 (out of 5) Star Rating

I love the packaging is so cute! You can instantly feel the shea butter and jojoba oil going to work and it gives you a very nice, healthy but subtle sheen. It goes on very smooth and keeps my lips ultra moisturized all day. I like the fact that it is organic and smells good. What's even better is that it doesn't have a strong taste, there is nothing worse than a bad tasting lip balm!

I found that the packaging was a bit bulky but it still managed to fit in the smallest of my handbags! It has a good staying power but I find you have to reapply throughout the day to keep your lips moisturised so don’t expect one application to last all day, especially when you eat and drink throughout the day.

I would recommend this to someone who wants a lip balm for everyday use, but if your lips are chapped I think I would go for something a bit stronger.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

QVS UBU Kabuki crush

 


3.6 (out of 5) Star Rating

The size of the brush is really good and fits perfectly in any makeup bag/handbag and is great to use if you are travelling. I really like the short handle as I find it gives you more control over application. This brush is £6.00 which I think is a great value for money as the brush is such a good quality and easy to use, the brush is available in Tesco's and Asda.

I really like how easy it is to pick up the product the only downside is that the brush isn't very soft to start off with but gets softer as you use it more. You can use this brush for a number of different products including powder, blusher and bronzer and works well for each one, I tend to use it more for powder and blusher but I do sometimes use it for bronzer.

I found that the best way to wash this brush is to use a mild shampoo and then finish off with conditioner this helps to make the brush softer and it makes it much easier to use. When you wash the brush none of the bristles came out which is always a bonus!

I think this brush is perfect for if you are travelling or want a makeup brush for on the go as it’s the right size to fit in any bag.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Smiths Rosebud salve

 



4.0 (out of 5) Star Rating
 
This tin is so cute and just the right size to fit into any handbag. I love the scent it’s a light a refreshing hint of rose. It leaves a sheer pink on your lips which is great as you don’t have to wear lipstick/lip gloss on top although if you do want to wear something over the top then it gives a smooth look but personally I would just stick to the lip balm! I am really impressed with how much it moisturizes your lips, it leaves them soft and hydrated!

You get a lot of product in the tin which is really good as it means it lasts quite a long time. I find this lip balm works best after I exfoliate my lips and then apply it. The texture of the lip balm is thick a creamy with a good consistency which makes it easier to apply to your lips.

I think this is a great value for money as its just £8.00 and you get a lip balm that lasts ages! I have used it everyday and still have loads left! You can purchase this lip balm from Rosebud, they also have a selection of different lip balms so why not check them out!

Monday, 19 August 2013

Eastend cosmetics max factor light diffusing loose powder






5.0 (out of 5) Star Rating
 
I love this Max Factor light diffusing translucent loose powder! when I put the powder on my face it gave a nice healthy colour, perfect for my fair skin. I tried it on my friend who has dark skin and it looked really good with her skin tone too! I applied this in the morning and it lasted all day without losing the colour or coverage. This powder is great for your t-zone as it gets rid of unwanted shine. It lasts for a long time and you don’t need much powder to get the look that you want.

The powder comes with a small puff applicator and a mesh topper which allows the brush hairs to pick up the powder but prevents clouds of loose powder! The powder leaves your skin looking smooth, soft and natural. This product is great for a everyday powder but works just as well for special occasions.
The powder is made by the brand Max Factor UK but you can go to East End cosmetics which offer cheap good quality cosmetics.

I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who wants a natural looking powder that’s great for all skin tones and occasions.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

QVS UBU Powder brush




 
4.0 (out of 5) Star Rating
 
This brush is perfect for applying powder, bronzer and blusher and gives a flawless finish. The brush is available from Tesco's, Asda etc. for £5 which is great value for money for such a good quality brush.

The brush is really easy to wash and keeps its shape without losing any bristles, I find the best way to wash it is with a mild shampoo and a mild conditioner to keep it soft although you don’t need to. The brush feels really soft on my skin and gives a lot of control while applying powder, and its great for blending. The brush is a perfect size to fit into any makeup bag or handbag.

It picks up the perfect amount of product and is easy to use to get the look you want! I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants an affordable, good quality brush that’s great for applying powder, bronzer and blusher. What I love about this brush is that on the packaging it tells you how to get the most out of the brush, I think this is great for people who don’t have much experience with makeup brushes.

At just £5 you cant complain! Its such a good quality brush at a affordable price, I would definitely recommend this to anyone as you cant beat the price!

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Rosebud strawberry lip balm


 
 
4.73 (out of 5) Star Rating
 
Let me start off by saying I love this tin! Its so cute and the perfect size to fit into any handbag, as soon as you open the tin you can smell the slight hints of strawberry, I find this lip balm leaves your lips a little pinker which is good as you don’t have to wear lipstick/lip gloss over the top but if you do want to wear lipstick too then you get a good smooth effect although I would recommend just using the lip balm.

After a couple of days of using this I could tell the difference before my lips were cracked and dry but after using this it leaves them soft and hydrated to get the best results I apply after exfoliating my lips. The texture is thick a creamy with a good consistency which makes it easier to apply to your lips.

I think this is a great value for money as its just £8.00 and you get a lip balm that lasts ages! I have used it everyday and still have loads left! You can purchase this lip balm from Rosebud, they also have a selection of different lip balms so why not check them out!


Friday, 16 August 2013

Beauty UK Blush and brush in upper east side






4.64 (out of 5) Star Rating
 
This is such a nice colour and is great for all skin tones although it might not show up as much on darker skin, I have pale skin and it looks really good almost like a bronzer but just a bit more pink, there is also a very subtle hint of a silver shimmer which I personally think looks nice in the summery months. The texture is really soft which means its easy to apply.

The fact that the blusher comes with a brush is really handy if your travelling or if you want a blusher to put in your handbag so you can use it on the go the only thing that would be even better would be if there was a mirror but apart from that I love the product!

I have found that the blusher stayed on all day without loosing its colour although it did start to fade slightly towards to end of the day but that’s no different than most blushers. You can buy this from Beauty UK or Superdrug for just £2.99 which is great as its such a good blusher!

Personally I think this blusher would be great for people who want a healthy glow that’s not too overpowering, and something that can fit easily into your handbag.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Beauty UK Blush and brush in capital pink


 
 
 
4.75 (out of 5) Star Rating
 
I love the colour of this blusher! Its such a nice vibrant colour and when you apply the blusher it gives you a healthy glow that’s great for the summer months. The colour is really pigmented and suits my fair skin tone and the texture is soft and smooth which makes the blusher very easy to use.

I really like the fact that it comes with a brush as you can put it in your makeup bag/ handbag or if your running late do your blusher on the go! The brush is really soft and picks up the perfect amount of product to get a warm healthy glow. The blusher has a subtle silver shimmer which comes across well in the sun.

I found that it stayed on all day without loosing the colour which is good as it means you only need to apply it once, I think the price for this blusher is so reasonable at just £2.99 which you can buy from Beauty UK or Superdrug.

 I think this blusher is great for people who want a bright healthy colour with a bit of shimmer in or if you want something that’s small enough to carry on the go then this is the product for you!


QVS UBU Smokey eye brush kit


 
 
 
4.75 (out of 5) Star Rating
 
These brushes are of such high quality and make it so easy to get that Smokey eye effect you are looking for. The kit consists of a tapered blending brush, eye defining brush and a smudger brush, the bristles are really soft and pick up the right amount of eye shadow to get the perfect Smokey eye look.

All the brushes are really easy to use and if you are unsure of how to use them on the back of the packet it gives you easy to follow instructions and gives you different techniques to perfect the look. These brushes are a perfect size and fit easily into any makeup bag.

The brushes are really simple to wash and all of them keep their shape without loosing any bristles for the best results I usually use a mild shampoo and then a small amount of mild conditioner I find this helps to keep the brushes soft and helps when applying the eye shadow.

This brush kit can be brought from Tesco and Asda for just £6.50 which is an amazing value for money for such good quality brushes, I would recommend this brush kit to anyone who wants cheap good quality brushes that give you the ideal Smokey eye effect.



Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Fragrance Direct Calvin Klein delicious truth lipstick


 



4.24 (out of 5) Star Rating

I love the packaging of this lipstick, a nice black tube which is great to leave in your handbag. The lipstick went on very smooth  and the colour lasted all day with just one application.

The colour is a really nice light pink in the shade illusion which is perfect if you want just a hint of colour or if you want to go for a natural look. This lipstick is great for people who prefer a lighter shade but gives them a lasting shimmer. It’s a simple lipstick that’s great for everyday use or special occasions, personally I love wearing this for a everyday natural look as it gives a nice shimmer that’s looks especially nice in the summer.

I love the fact that this lipstick keeps your lips hydrated and it doesn’t feel sticky like some lipsticks. This lipstick is available from fragrance direct for £1.99 which I feel is a great value for money for such a good quality lipstick. I would definitely recommend this to people who are looking for a natural everyday lipstick.