Sunday, 5 September 2010

The realness of concealness..

Okay, so Iborrowed the name of the blog post from a different benefit product but I feel this name works for this amazing product. The product is Benefit's Boi-ing concealer. For the last 2 years this product has been my go to concealer. For me its the best product for hiding any bags under your eyes making you look more awake.
Saying that, I recommend if you have a medium skin tone like me definately use the palest shade (warm it up with any powder if necessary) as i've tried the second shade the colour is pretty bad- orangey :(
It's fairly pricey around £16 for the little pot so I got mine in California for $20 (with tax it is pretty much the same.) As you can see in the picture to the left is my used one (lasted about a year or nearly everyday use) with the old packaging and the one on the right is obviously the new one. I prefer the old packaging for two reasons: firstly the new one doesn't have a mirror which I actually used quite a lot. secondly the new one has a screw top whic if your like me and sometimes put things down it can drive you crazy to find it again.
Overall this is my favourite concealer and I would definately recommend it. What is your favourite concealor?

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

My current make-up favourites

Okay above are my daily products at the moment. Yes it does kinda look like a lot but I assure you this equals a very neutral look. (starting from top left)
  • Sephora lipstick in innocent beige- I got it when I was in California and have been wearing it since. I wanted dolce nude but i had sold out. I love this so I'm not bothered. Its a gorgeous nude and it extremely moisturizing
  • Blouse&Skirt Sheer screen translucent in level 1- I got this and a few other blouse and skitrt products from TK Maxx for £10. It retails at £10 itself and I wouldnt buy it for that its a pretty basic powder. They have a dark brown shade for african skin tone and I'm tempted for contouring- a it pricey though.
  • Benefit boi-ing in shade 1- Best concealer ever.. review later
  • Ltd Eyelash curler- Appaling reviews on but I love it- metal ones give me square lashes.. not curled ones.
  • Rimmel White eyeliner- I usually use the benefit eye bright but only found it today so have been using it recently.. Its not as good as the benefit one for naturalness (?) but get for a 50's look
  • Natural collection bronzing pearls in Sahara Sun- great for warming up your complexion and completely affordable
  • Pixi Blush in Pretty petal- I've done a review and am still loving it :)
  • Clinique cream liner in coco shimmer- The lighter end. Great for subtle definition
  • Blouse&skirt the base in NY6- I got this in the set and as much as the colour, bright orange, is completely wrong it still in a favourite (A lot of rubbing in) I got it in the set too but it retails for £19.75 I would spend that for it but get the right coulour haha
  • 17 wild curls mascara- I love this stuff... already done a review :)
  • Frontcover palette in "COOL"- If you can buy it its £4 down from £8 and I love the shades and the palette I will do a proper review soon :)

So there you are my current favourites and 3 posts.. ahh now I just need to be more consistent haha

Next time I want to feel my face burn...

I'll turn to clean and clear deep action cream wash. I mean seriously.... my eyes were in agony, my face felt like it would drop off and yes its meant for your face- not stripping paint of metal. It's kinda needless to say that I wont be going near that face wash with a bargepole. It's not mine its my sisters and I used it as earlier I was playing with make-up and wanted to get it off so I tried it.. HORRIBLE stuff..
Seriously ladies do not waste those precious penny's.

Monday, 23 August 2010

LUSH- Dream Cream

Firstly would liketo apologize for the fact I have not written a post in well... weeks. After receiving my exam results there has been little time for anything but trying to improve them- so yeah needless to say summers been fun :) NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT

Anyway as a special treat I'm going to write 3 blog posts today..

So here goes. I popped into lush the other day to buy my friend a birthday present (there gift boxes are really nice) and decided to ask for a sample of Lush's dream cream. At work a few weeks ago on the checkout (yes student job haha) I spoke to a woman about the dream cream. She was getting it because of some sort of heat rash (I know in LONDON??). She told me her GP had prescribed it so had got a sample and loved it. Needless to say in about the 2 minutes talking to her I was convinced and picked up a sample. I have dry skin so I usually love to layer on the E45 before bed but this is quickly becoming my go to cream. Granted the smell is wierd (Lavender but not a nice version) but I like the results and it keeps my skin soft and recuperated after a day of heavy (ish) make-up.The sample was free (to the left) and as you can see its fairly big pot- I've been using it most days for the last few weeks and haven't properly dented the pot. If you were naughty you would keep getting the sample but i'm good so next time i'm near I'll definately be picking up a pot- Its about £10

Friday, 20 August 2010

Teeth teeth teeth...

I am sorry that I havent written a post in some time... However after returning from California teeth have really been on my mind. I found in America everyone (well nearly everyone) had perfect or near perfect teeth and it really reminded me how important dental hygiene really is. My aunt the queen of "advice", particularily when she's been on the pinot grigio, decided that along with the "independant women chat" the how important your teeth are lecture also came up. I take what I consider good care of my teeth: well I always brush my teeth twice a day, occasionally floss and use mouthwash fairly often.. but anyway she really drilled it home how important your teeth are.
So... When I got back I arranged a much needed dentist appointment which I had earlier today. The last time I had one I am ashamed to say was about two, yes TWO years ago, I was told last time that I had a mild case of gingivitus (spelling??) so I had a hygenist appointment and was told to floss daily, today I was similarily told that I mild gingivitus so I have to pay for ANOTHER hygenist appointment when I could have just flossed more.
Needless to say I've learnt my lesson (my teeth were completely fine- just the gums!!) and so I definately think you should take good care of your teeth by:
-Brush twice daily
-Floss once a day
-Use mouthwah daily
-Avoid too much sugar
Finally, I was also told that when I concerntrate I clench my jaw which is causing my teeth to wear down so if your teeth are changing shape then that may be the cause..... sorry about the lecture but I've started realising just HOW much I like my teeth in the current form not decayed in a few years haha.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Holiday make-up

Hi guys!! Well the time has come for my annual holiday to California (I am half American) and In packing last night I started thinking about make-up. I have brought one massive bag of make-up for my suitcase and a smaller make-up bag. Now is it just me but that is a lot especially for a family beach holiday, am I right? However I am unable to bring myself to get rid of anything as i worry that I just MIGHT need it haha. What do think does that sound a bit extreme??
Anyway I bringing quite a bit of money designated mainly to clothes and make-up (obviously in particular make-up haha) so any products you can particularily reccommend that CAN'T be bought in England??
On another note I have also bought a liitle pack of goodies for the plane. When I say goodies I mean all the items I bring on flight to ensure that I look off the plane perfect- or anyway atleast bearable after a 10 hour flight. From all the flying I have done in my life I can definately recommend on long flight some sort of comfy clothes like leggings or tracksuits, also bring face wipes to get the make-up off durng the flight and replace it just before you land. Eyedrops and sunglasses I would definately recommend... THere are lots of other things to make flight more enjoyable but I won't bore you with any others...
Anyway I may not have time over the next two weeks for a post but I hope I will have a lot of hauling tgo show you ;) so I hope you all have a couple of lovely stress free weeks :)

Friday, 30 July 2010

MissKC027 contest entry for July

Here are my answers for MissKC027's blog giveaway- You still have time to enter (until the 31st be quick!!) click here for details

1. What is makeup for you?

Make-up for me is a way that not only can you express your creative side but you can also make yourself feel wonderful inside by being super confident on the outside. Cheesy answer I know but its true :)

2. What is your makeup routine?

My usual makeup routine would be concealor (benefit boi-ing in shade 01), the tinted moisturizer (I use a nivea one.), some face powder (blouse and skirt), some bronzer (elf all over stick in toasted atm), my new pixi blush, some eye shadow (usual nude cream with metalic brown eyeshadow (models & co in miami )) some eyeliner (clinique quickliner usually) mascara (17 wild curls) and last but not least normally i'll use carmex or a simple gloss or nude lipstick:)

wow that sounds like a lot but I swear in only takes 10 minutes!!

Thanks for this great opportunity :)

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Pixi Blusher

After hearing lots of good things about the brand Pixi I treated myself to a new "energy blush" by them. At £14 for me it was a little pricey but having tried it out so far I think it is worth it. I got it in the colour Pretty Petal it is a pretty girly pink shde which is good for me as anything to red can make me look very unattractively flushed :/ The actual blush isn't very obvious but gives you a subtle pink sheen which is very pretty. The other part is a pale highlight which helps make this give you healthy radiant look. I've used it recently with it on my face without anything else which is rare (I love my bronzer and foundation) and I like the result as I find it really wakes you up. Thumbs up from me :)

Monday, 26 July 2010

Couple of summery item's i've bought recently

Excuse the awful title I am not in a particularily creative- title sort of mood haha!!

On to the clothes. Below is one of my favourite new tops from H&M. It was £7.99 and although i wasn't sure about it in the shop I am now loving it. Its baggy and short nut not cropped- don't worry I'm not trying to pull that off haha.

I also got this playsuit from H&M a few weeks ago and it was a bargain at £7.99. I wore it on a flight as its super comfy but still fashionable- so very me!! One bad thing (excuse the crudeness) its not exactly toilet friendly haha- but still I love it! Would you wear a play suit?

Finally I bought this top from the new look sale about a week ago. It was £8 down from £22!! I know I always find a good bargain. Anyway I love the shoulder detail and the colour I think is very grown up. I have worn with a pair of jean and it looks casual but if you wanted to wear it to work it would look perfect I think with a high waisted pencil skirt.
What do you think? Do you like them or not?? (sorry about the bad photography hehe)

Massive Blog giveaway!!!!

If like me your interested in any amazing giveaway I would recommend checking out this link: here. She has compilied a huge giveway filled with loads of goodies!

All you have to do is be a follower and your in with a chance!!

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Best Mascara I've tried recently

The other day in boots I decided to buy a new mascara and with not much thought picked up 17 Wild Curls mascara- embarrassingly because of the free gift!! This seemed to be completely wrong in the sense that the mascara was very good but the gift was well fine, it came with an eyelash curler which keeps breaking if you close it enough to actually effect the eyelash, and eyeliner which is fine- probably won't be using it- and a fairly good pair of tweezers.

On to the mascara. Having recently bought the appallingly bad Collection 2000 mascara (soo bad i threw it out) I really wanted to find a good new what that had some difference to my other favourites- clinique high-impact mascara or Maybelline XXL Pro length+ volume- so I chose a curl one. I am soooo impressed it holds curls literally for hours (maybe create one for my poker straight hair???), the colour is very black (not of that namby-pamby greyish rubbish) and I loooooove the packaging. Definately one of my new favourites and Five stars from me!!
On another note I've been looking on the website and have noticed some SERIOUS BARGAINS so I would recommend having a look on it to buy some great discount cosmetics!!!
Thankyou for reading and follow me to make my day :)

Sunday, 18 July 2010

A little bit off Topic :)

I know this is meant to be a "beauty" blog but I must share with you the recipe of saviours!! If like me you adore your chips its all to easy to either go crazy with a mcdonalds large or entirely ban yourself from so much as smelling a chip (any contact tends to make me hungryyyy!) So in my younger years of Teen vogue I came across this recipe: Devin Alexander Mcdonalds Fries from her book "Fast food Fix", it makes the most delicious french fries which I must say I absolutely love... Anyway being as lovely a I am ;) I will share the recipe:

  • 1 3/4 teaspoons salt

  • 2 Russet poatoes (1 pound= o.45 Kilos)

  • 1 teaspoon of Extra virgin olive oil

Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add 1 Teaspoon of salt. Meanwhile, Preheat the oven to 400 F (about 200DC). Set the potatoes ona cuting board. Make straight cuts on the 4 long sides of the potatoes to remove peel (I never bother myself). With a vegetable peeler or small knife pell the ends of the potatoes. Discard the peels. With a KNife, cut the remaining potatoes lengthwise into 1/4 inch think sticks, varying in length. On a scale, weigh 9 onces of potatoes or measure two cups. Transfer the potatoes into the boiling water. Cook for exactly 2 1/2 minutes- no longer or they break. Drain in a colander. set aside for 5 minitues to cool.

Transfer the potatoes to a mixing bowl. Add the oil and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Carefully tos to coat well. Place the potatoes not touching in a single layer to a large nonstick baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes turning potatoes about every 5 minutes, or until crisp and golden.

Approx 244 calories, 5g fat and <1g>

Please note that had nothing to do with the recipe and you can find the book on Amazon for about £9.99

Best Face Wash ever!!!

If you have skin anything like mine (i.e quite dry :( ) then finding a good face wash that won't make our face unbelievably dry is a mammoth task. Anyway, last year before going to a small welsh festival (verry interesting!) I needed face wipes and being in tesco I saw these babies and thought that I might as well try them as they were about £2. Being completely pleased with them (they didn't make my skin feel red raw) I decided to try this: My skin Rise and Glow daily Facial Wash.Unlike most face washes it isn't gel based and so is creamy and lovely! The strawberry in it "helps to control skin blemishes" and the cimicifuga (whatever that is!) "controls excess shine and oil". It gives you that clean feeling but also moisturises your skin- So no more dry skin days!!

I am on my fourth bottle of this £2.19 bargain and am still loving it. I plan on doing reviews on the other products in the range as I have them all!

On a final note, what could I do to get more blog followers in your opinion???

Saturday, 17 July 2010

My Guilty Pleasures 1

Peter Andre- The next Chapter

I am usually a bit of a Katie Price fan, but with a lack of her shows I decided to watch Peter andre and I am finding myself slowly falling in love with him. He is sooooo cute with the kids and everyone that he just MAKES you love him. Anyway I 'm a lover of reality shows so this one definately is filling the hole at the moment.

Snack-a- Jacks salt and vinegar

I love everything about crisps however due to the summer holiday looming they just aren't really suitable, HOWEVER, these snacks are soooo goooooooood .... mmm I had some earlier and want more now!!!! They are very low fat (well they are rice cakes!) and calories but full of flavour... BUY THEM NOW!!

Yes, I know, I never though I would but I'm loving this shop. My sister and I went there the other day (her idea-I was being a bit of a snob) and I am loving the cheapness. I love myself a quick bargain and this place was full of it, I got some shampoo- which is very good! as well as curlers (the bendy ones- just wanted to try them) and yes a five packs of trebor mints. My sister got some nickie clarke hair serum for yes- £1!!
What are your guilty pleasures?

Monday, 12 July 2010

Clinique all about eyes

At £22 a pop this isn't exactly the most cheap product out there (especially as its so tiny), but I have to say it is my go to eye cream. I got it as a gift last christmas (I would never have bought it otherwise hehe) and have been using it a couple times a week since. Despite being tiny, in many ways its worth the cash, having used it this often I still have sooooo much (well over half) so it would last at least a year. Also a little bit goes a looooong way as its super moisturising and keeps it soft and not at all greasy. You can use it at night, or use it just before makeup, and as it is suitable for all skin types I can recommend it to everyone. it may have a steep price tag but your paying for quality and a product that will last you ages!!

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Johnson's Baby Oil

I'm going to do a small series of cheap items which you should just own because well, they are cheap and useful! I already blogged about E45 cream which I think is great on a number of levels especially if you have dry skin like me.
A few days ago i picked up Johnsons baby oil after deciding for £1.99 I might as well test it out. Anyway, as I was out of shaving gel and having read about it on the internet I used it to shave under my arms. Seriously you don't NEED shaving gel because this baby works twice as well. It protests the skin and leaves it silky smooth. I have also used it because my legs seemed particularily dry (the sun) and so I used it on my legs as a body oil moisturizer- it worked perfectly and wasn't to sticky like some body oils. I used the vaseline coco butter oil but it gave me a strong allergic reaction and so this is the perfect cheap alternative. Finaly although I have only recently purchased it I am very happy with the results and so will definately buy again in the future, also you can read up about its many uses on the internet including DIY uses!!! Needless to say a definate must have.

Friday, 9 July 2010

Natural Collection Vanilla Body Lotion

As promised last week I DID go out and pick this up from boots for the small price of £3.10. Similarily to the body scrub I couldn't be more pleased with this purchase. As I was in Italy in 36 degree weather I can promise you it dried quickly and wasn't at all sticky. Again I love the scent and after using it after my body scrub I smelt all lovely and vanillery as well as being SILKY smooth- result!! Soft, exfoliated legs for just over £6- WHO could complain :)

Mini Italian Haul

So this week I was in Italy (why I haven't made any posts!) although I went on a 'cultural trip' I still managed to find the time and money to buy some make-up. I went to a make-up shop (and brand) called KIKO and found a sale on, so naturally I spent several euro's on make-up (it was so cheap though so only about £10). I bought two eye shadows in shade 56 and 78 and I absolutely love them, the green is so stunning, not too bold but gives you a burst of colour (a change from my usual variations on shimmery brown). The other eyeshadow looks white but in reality it is more of an iridescent purple- I actually love it (they were 2.90 each)! I also bought a charcoal grey eyeliner (only 1.90 euro!!) which is longlasting and a smokey variation again on my usual black. Finally I bought a clear nail polish because it had the slightly purple tint that I love as it helps with the staining (2.95).

Because the brand is only sold in Germany, Italy and Spain (I think you may be able to get it online) I have found some alternatives:
-The purpley eyeshadow- the body shop do a similar one which was why i wanted this one, I didn't get it though as it's £9. The shadow is an eye shimmer in violet, it looks white like this one.
- The Green Eyeshadow-Maybelline expert wear mono eyeshadow in khaki chic for £3.99- i just bought the cream one and will do a review soon
-The grey eyeliner- Rimmel soft khol eye pencil in stormy grey £2.99
-The clear nail polish- being reaaallly unhelpful.. I used to have a barbara daly one in the same colour but can't remember how much it costs and I have also seen one from Rimmel for about a fiver.

Needless to say although this was in sale, the cost of items there were very reasonable and so I would definately recommend going there if you happen to be in one of those countries! Ciao for now :)

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Lust List (1)

Ok, so maybe lust list isn't the best ever name, but wishlist it just a bit boring, anyway here are the items i'm lusting after at the moment

Natural Collection Vanilla Body Cream
I reviewed the scrub and since I'm happy with that I find myself wanting this, the moisturiser. It's pretty cheap at £2.99 so to be honest for that price I'll be happy with a basic product. I love vanilla and as I reeeeeeeeeeaaaallly neeeeed (I only have 10 others) a new body moisturiser I want to give it a try. I think i'm going to buy it today so expect a review soon :)

Bloom sheer colour cream in Coy
I want to try this all-in-one (lips, cheeks, eye (won't put pink on my eyes though)) because I like the idea of make-up being versatile. Coy is pink and corally so I think it would work well on my colouring. Its quite expensive though at £10, so i think i'll wait till my next pay check as my wish list is so long (obviously not only these three items!!)

Eyeko cream
I plan on getting a small haul of eyeko products soon as there is free shipping on orders over £35 (i.e. all their nail polishes and a graffiti eyeliner). I am excited for this in particular because I'm in a sort of 'lets find a perfect highlighter' as I find good ones hard to come across. I have some powder ones and a stick one but don't have a cream or anything like this so I'm definately excited!! I'll review it later once i've bought it a tested it out.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Olay Refreshing toner

I have to admit that I really am not at all good about using different cleansers together as part of my routine, however I recently made a sort of half year- resolution to take waaaay better care of my skin. I always just use a face wash and moisturiser as I always think of cleansing and toning etc as so much effort. In superdrug the other day I decided to buy this toner by olay. I have to admit I am really pleased with it- if not slightly disgusted by the fact even after my beloved face wash I STILL have make up to remove. Anyway onto the product, it's easy to use and smells delicious- just clean and cucumbery (not really a word but still). What I find most impressive is the fact that it doesnt dry out my skin, probably because its alcohol free, and makes my skin soft, clear and feeling super clean. I love it- so far I am following my resolution hehe.

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

My favourite Perfume

I was thinking recently about what my favourite perfume was and although It took me a while to think about it, when I remembered I was shocked that I had ever forgotten this one. Gwen Stefani's Lamb has to be my all time favourite. Its a bit sweet but not too overpowering, fresh, summery and flowerly. I really believe that this will always be my staple scent because its wearable and perfect for all occasions and seasons..... ahh thinking about it makes me happy... I'm off to spray some more :) !!

Natural Collection Lipstick

On the recommendation from Dazzledust25 ( I bought the natural collection moisture shine lipstick in Apple Blossom. I have very mixed views on it.

Left to Right: the lipstick/ lipstick only/ with benefit 'her glossiness didn't hear it from me'

I really want to love it because at £1.99 its the perfect price but I'm gonna be honest I wasn't blown away. The lipstick was creamy and moisturizing and I really liked that, the colour too was nice as I like nudes with a pink undertone. It lasted fairly well for a moisture lipstick however, the colour rolled and smudged easily it just moved my lips so I was constantly having to sort it out. For that reason, it was quite high maintenance. I like that its not chalky either as I find a lot of nude lipsticks look powdery on your lips.
Overall, I can't really decide If I like it because of the high maintenance and smudginess, I think I'll buy a few other colours and see if I like them more- definately a bargin though!!!

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Natural Collection Vanilla Body Scrub

Many body scrubs are fairly expensive so I decided to give the natural collection version a chance. I was pleasantly surprised, it has a lovely vanilla smell that isn't too overpowering and leaves you skin soft and clean. I think its prefect for its price of £3.10 and its worth it- I've tried more expensive ones and this does the job easily as well. I think there is a good chance that I will be buying other natural collection bath product as this one is a real winner- great to get the perfect summer bod!!!

Friday, 25 June 2010

glamour magazine benefit make-up

I thought I would review and share my experiences with the three, free benefit pencils in this months Glamour.
Bad Gal eyeliner

I get it sent to me each month so I was excited when a full-size Bad Gal eyeliner fell through my letter box. I've tred it a couple of times and to be honest if I didnt get it for free it would definately NOT be worth the £12 or whatever it is priced at. Obviously, its packaing is attractive but I find the eyeliner not particularily easy to use because of its size, similarily the colour isn't actually very Black and so I may use it as it's free, but to be honest I wouldn't buy it- I'm sticking to clinique!!


I then went on the search for the other two glamour items, eventually after about 4 shops I managed to find Eye- Bright. It is supposed to make you look more awake if you draw a line on your waterline, previously I would have used my trusty white rimmel pencil for this and I have never needed anything else for the job. I really like the product, its slightly more natural than a block white line and it definately opens up your eye and makes it awake- maybe not worth however much it is (around £12) but it is a product I happy to have!!

The It-stick

I am a massive fan of benefit boi-ing it is one of the best- I have the palest shade which is prefect to waken up you eyes but unfortunately I am running out :( Therefore I was MORE than happy to try another Benefit concealer and I was fairly impressed with the results, it's easy to apply and lasts quite long. I've heard some bad things about it although in my opinion it is a perfectly good product which you would expect from benefit!!

Maybe not my favourite products but of course I couldn't let this £6 opportunity pass me by!!

Make-up Academy eye dusts

In all my superdrug internet searching (I have an extensive 'products to buy list') I came across this brand. Needless to say always searching for the perfect affordable brand I could not resist a brand where everything was £1- no you did not mishear me! So I went to superdrug (It's not available everywhere) and bought two eye dusts in shade 4 and 5. They were quite similar colours, somewhat sparkly (as you would expect from an eye dust), almost irridesent dark colours, one is more red and the other more green. I was pleasantly surprised with the result- highly pigmented easy to build or just a light dusting- as good as Barry M and for 1/3 of the price...
I will definately be purchasing more from their brand in the future....

Staple Cream- E45

E45 cream is one of my staple products. I have fairly dry skin and so often I use E45 overnight. Its too heavy for the day and does give you a pale face, but use it at night and voila! soft skin ready for the morning. It doesn't clog pores, is good for dry or sensitive skin, fairly cheap and is fragrance free- A real winner!! (£3.35)

Loves and Hates (1)


Katy perry ft. snoop dogg- California gurls
Ahh the sounds of summer haha. I love this song its upbeat and fresh as well as being a perfctly summery tune. I love the video too, its completely dripping with sugar!!!

Workout DVD's
I never though I would have excersise in my love section. The thought of sweating like a pig and feeling like your legs are going to drop off never strangely did it for me before, however the call of the summer has suddenly made me feel the pressure and so, after reading good reviews, I amazingly bought an excersise video- even more amazingly I've actually been doing it. It's the ministry of sound pump it up DVD and I'm loving the dance mixed in with what seems like hundreds of lunges. Over the last two weeks I've done it about 5 days a week and the results have been impressive, all in the privacy of your own home- so no more excuses! I bought it for £6.99 of Amazon (2004 version).
At last the snowy beginning of 2K10 has left us and the sun has arrived. It has been hot nearly every day this week and I have at last thrown in my jeans in favour for a skirt or shorts. I can tell this summer is going to be good even if there seems to be an inevitable hose pipe ban.

Collection 2000 hot looks nail polish in button moon and Dynasty
After hearing good things about this nail polish I decided to go an purchase a few, well 5 to be specific. At the moment I have only tried button moon(pastle blue) and dynasty(pastel pink/purple) altough I also have hula hoop (barbie pink), fruit salad (coral/red/pink shade) and show off (mermaid blue.) I am loving the colours and the actual nail polish as it is fairly easy to apply and fast drying. At £1.79 a pop they are definately worth it- at the moment in boots AND suerdrug if you spend more that £4 on collection 2000 you get a free lipgloss, I shamefully have three!!!!

button moon Dynasty

Maybelline XXL Intense Mascara
For a long time the mascara I couldnt live without was this one. So much so, it ran out so fast and due to my tiny budget I couldn't splash out, the longer it took I soon forgot and started using others. Yesterday going through my stash I found the old tube, istead of throwing it out, I used the tiniest lst remaining bit left and oh my god.. how could I carry on without it?!?! It was just as I remembered, long and voluminous lashes in seconds! At £8.99 It isn't cheap but its not really expensive- I plan on stocking up this weekend

Big brushed mascara's!!!
In keeping with Mascara's, I realised a few days ago that the worse type of mascara in the world are those with fat brushes. In order to get my free collection 2000 lipgloss- I know tragic- I decided that as I needed a new mascara I might as well get a collection 2000 one, I chose volume sensation. The wierd thing is I knew there was something wrong spending £5 on a collection 2000 mascara- it seemed oh so wrong, anyway I brough it home and firstly it wasn't that good, and just like every other big brushed mascara from benefit bad gal to this are completely the same. They smudge everywhere, you cant get to all the lashes - the corners? Just forget it.

I want my £5 back!

Soap and Glory Hand Food

Well, all I can say is it does what is says, its completely non-greasy and hydrating. So much so that in my laziness and finding it next to my bed (just before I went to sleep) having forgot other cream, I used it on my face several times!! I know not exactly what its for but the results I have to say were impressive. Just like my hands, whenever I use it my dry skin is rehydrated and feels fresh and not greasy or oily!
I would definately recommend this, it's only £2.25 for a small packet and £4.50 for the 125 ml (I have this one) and I love the product and the packaging!

Thursday, 24 June 2010

clinique cream shaper for eyes

One of my first expensive buys, (well, my grandma got it for me for christmas ;)) was the clinique cream shaper for eyes. Since having this eye liner buying a new one, including my other favourite clinique eyeliner (quickliner for eye), seems rather pointless. It has the slightest shimmer in which is great to brighten up your eyes, but DOESN'T I assure you, make you look like your wearing a five year olds eyeliner hehe.

Its only £13 (more than I would usually spend on an eyeliner but its speeecial) and worth every last penny!!! Its easy to use and creamy- it just glides on!! Ahhhh thinking about it makes me want to buy more!!! Currently I only have mink, cocoa shimmer and chocolate lustre (I had another but lost it :( ). Anyway although i cant seem to find some of my colours online, I can guarantee you that ANY colour would be amazing- Its so worth it!!