Sunday, 22 April 2012


I was so excited to have accumulated enough MAC products to 'Back to MAC' them. It was my first time doing this so I wanted to choose a worthy lipstick! (For those of you who don't know, if you take back 6 empty MAC containers to a MAC stand-alone store, they will give you a free lipstick in return). At first I was thinking of getting 'creme cup' as it is so highly recommended as a great everyday colour. However, I'm still not completely sold as to whether it will suit me. I like pale, nude lip colours but as I have very pale skin, they can sometimes look very unflattering! So, after having a little swatching session with my mum, I came across 'Plink!' which is a lustre finish. I would describe the colour as a very pale, peach/coral shade with a slight pinkiness to it. The MAC website describe it as a 'warm seashell pink' which I would agree with. This has quickly become by go to lipstick for everyday wear. If applied lightly it leaves the lips looking lovely and moisturised with a hint of pink/peach colour. If you apply a couple of layers, the pink comes through even stronger. I love lustre finishes as they leave lips feeling moisturised with a slight sheen and are not at all drying. I haven''t really heard anything about 'Plink!' in the blogging world but it's definitely worth a look next time you're near a MAC counter!

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Chocolate bronzer?!

I may be slightly late to the party on this one but I have recently purchased the Bourjois delice de poudre bronzing powder and I love it! I have to be slightly careful with bronzers because I am very pale and they can tend to look a little orange and muddy on me, however, this one does neither!

This bronzing powder comes in 2 shades, 51 and 52. I was going to get 51 which is the lighter shade but once I compared it the shade 52, I noticed it seemed very 'orangey'. After swatching both on my hand I decided to go for number 52 and thought if it was too dark I could just use a small amount and really blend it.

I'm so glad I got the darker shade, I just lightly tap my brush into the powder and then swipe onto my cheeks and then around my temples and over my nose and chin. It leaves my skin with a lovely subtle bronze glow and is not at all orange. There is a slight shimmer but it is not overly noticeable.

As you will see, the bronzer comes in the shape of a bar of chocolate and smells like it too! I wasn't sure, at first, if I would like the scent but it is not strong or detectable once it is on the skin!

The bronzer is currently available in Boots for £4.99!

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Life's a beach

After trying Maybelline's 24hr colour tattoo eyeshadows, I have officially become obsessed with long wear, cream shadows. On a recent trip to Bicester Village outlets, I found a Bobbi Brown long wear cream shadow in the shade 'beach honey 14'. It is a lovely golden, champagne colour which is perfect for everyday wear!

The consistency is smooth and and creamy and very easy to apply to the lid. I wear a little bit of eye primer underneath just because I have quite oily eyelids. However, this shadow does not crease or move! It stays put all day and still looks the same colour at the end of the day as it did at the beginning. I apply the colour lightly with my finger but you could definitely use a brush.

The only negative I would say is the size of the pot. It is quite tricky to dip your finger into the pot as it is quite small. However, if you used a brush, this wouldn't be so much of a problem!

The shade 'beach honey' is no longer available on the Bobbi brown website, however 'Sandy gold' looks like a close dupe!

(Bought from Bicester Village, however, the long wear cream shadows are available on for £17)

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

REaDy, steady, go!

I am one of the biggest Liz Earle fans ever! I have been using the range for about 5/6 years and I absolutely love it. It works wonders for my skin, so much so that I don't need to wear foundation. My holy grail product is their Cleanse and Polish. I love the feeling and look of my skin after using this amazing cleanser. It gently and easily removes my make-up and doesn't irritate my sensitive eyes. The muslin cloth works brilliantly with it. You can feel it removing all of your make-up to leave behind fresh, clean skin. The cloth is gentle on my face but also works as an exfoliate for the pores around my nose and chin. Overall I couldn't be without my cleanse and polish.

And now you don't have to be either! Pick up a copy of the May edition of RED magazine to enjoy a free 30ml size of cleanse and polish and a muslin cloth! A pretty amazing deal for just £3.90!

Let me know your thoughts after you have tried it or if, like me, you already love it!

Monday, 9 April 2012

It's a haul!

Just a quick photo of my recent Boots haul. More in depth posts on each product will be coming soon once I've had the chance to really test them out.

Let me know if you have tried any of these items?

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Maybelline Baby Lips

Firstly I want to apologise for the lack of posting recently! I'm back to share with you an amazing new lip product that I have discovered. It is the new range of 'Baby lips' lip balms by Maybelline. These are not currently available in the UK, however, my lovely sister-in-law picked this up for me on a recent trip to New York.

The range consists of several different colours including a light peach, a raspberry colour and a berry shade. I asked for 'quenched' which has no colour and is just a plain lipbalm. I have to say, I love this product! Firstly the smell is amazing. It smells like lovely, fresh lemons and is a pleasure to apply to the lips. It applies almost like a gloss, very silky smooth and extremely moisturising. You don't need to overload your lips with this product as otherwise they could become a little too 'greasy'. I have been using this everyday since I received it and I have to admit I have noticed a difference in my lips. They appear smoother and just generally in better condition than they were. I love the sheen it leaves on the lips which makes your lips look incredibly hydrated. When my parents go to the states in the Summer I will definitely be asking them to pick me up a couple of the tinted shades!