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Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Review- Natural Collection Blushed Cheeks

I'm just going to cut straight to the point, this is probably the best blusher you will ever buy considering how cheap it is!
Top left: Pink Cloud, Top Right: Dusky Pink, Bottom: Rosey Glow

This blusher is so easy to use and has such a nice look on your cheeks. The main reason I bought this was because it was fragrance free and really cheap. I bought it because frangranced makeup makes me break out so I just picked up the first reasonably priced blush I saw and I'm so glad I did because it's is amazing, it glides on and blends so well and the colours are so great I've bought 2 more since my first purchase.
Left: Dusky Pink, Middle: Rosey Glow, Right: Pink Cloud 

I would strongly recommend this if you have trouble with break outs on your cheeks.
I will definitely be buying the last colour as they are all fragrance free and they help my spots. You can purchase these blushers for £1.99 from Boots.

P.s. Sorry the pictures are so dark! :) x

Review- Maybelline Colour sensational Popsticks

I'm not usually one for impulse buying, but when I saw these I knew I had to try them. I wasn't sure what to expect but they exceeded anything I thought!

(After a few minutes the colour on the tissue did go a bit funky, which is what you can see here, imagine these colours but slightly more red-ie toned and a lot shearer.)

 Left: Citrus slice. Right: Crystal Pink.
 Sorry if they look a bit mangled, they got a bit bashed up when I took them on holiday.
They look like they're a kind of waxy/jelly type substance but when you put them on your lips they glide on like a dream and are so smooth, they kind of feel like a lip salve stick, and as for the colour I think anyone would be totally surprised.
The Citrus slice is really neon orange but when put on the lips it's a beautiful light reddish-pink but when you built it up you do get a little of the orange showing through.
The Crystal pink is a light cherry and comes out as a pinky cherry colour. 
They are more like a lip balmy-tint rather than a full on lipstick (if that makes sense) as the colour is quite sheer but it's still so lovely. They also have and amazing fruity/orangy sweet smell that is amazing (and does kind of make you want to lick it) but it isn't overpowering or too subtle. :)
When you get the chance pleeeease swatch these and you will see what I mean, they are absolutely incredible and you would be a fool not to try them plus the packaging is amazing as usual and I will definitely be going back to buy the others! They are available from Boots for £7.19.

(The reason I didn't put any pictures of these on my lips is because the light my camera picks up really does not do them justice so you can hardly tell they're actually on my lips! Sorry if you wanted to see it, I tried but it wasn't worth it :/ )

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Review- St Tropez Bronzing Mousse

As I am sooooooper pale I have been through my fair share of fake tanning products and this is the best one I have used by far!
 (as you probably know by the title) This is the St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse and it is absolutely amazing. I going to put it out there straight away, it is £30 for the 240ml version (this one) but it is so so so worth it, not just for the quality of the product but because it's a mousse you actually use less than you realise and one bottle lasts over a year!
I bought my first one in late March last year and only bought my second one a few days ago at the start of June and I use it at least once a week on my arms and legs throughout the whole year so like I said well worth the money!
How the mousse looks.

First of all, there are a few ways you can apply this, you can use either your hands, latex gloves, a tanning mitt or if you don't want to buy one just any sock it fine (But make sure its an old one but obviously clean, a dark colour and one that's NOT very absorbent otherwise you just end up rubbing a damp sock on you!) I used to use latex gloves but when I bought my second one I bought the mitt to go with it because I was using a sock sometimes on my arms and it was pretty good but it was an absorbent sock so I had to use loads! :P

Its really easy to apply, dries quickly and has a great finish and colour it's not too orange or yellow, it's the perfect natural tan plus one good application can last up to 6 days which is good for a mousse.
Basically this is amazing and definitely worth the money!
You can buy this in 2 sizes: 240ml for £30 and 120ml for £20 in most drug stores and department stores, (price may vary, only a few pence though).
P.S. Make sure when you are tanning you do all the necessary preparation before because I know of quite a few people who have thought that a fake tan was rubbish but they hadn't exfoliated etc. I will be doing a step-by-step tutorial on tanning including all the prep soon! :)

Monday, 4 June 2012

Review- Topshop nails in 'Razzmatazz'

I'm a newbie to glitter nail varnishes as i have only tried two but out of the two this one is amazing!
I bought this because of the rave reviews it had and I wanted to see if it was worth the hype... it so is!!!
The actual varnish is a slight bluey lilac colour which compliments the holographic glitter very well. as you can see there is fine glitter and bigger, hexagonal shapes which are slightly more the colour of the varnish.
You need a good three coats of his to built it up to the optimum opacity and it looks great with another colour underneath. (I particularly like it with Topshops Eclipse as a base.)

Basically the rave about this is well deserved because it has truly amazing glitter and is just an all round great nail varnish, and at £6 in store or on Topshops website it's not going to break that bank either!

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Review- Topshop nails in 'Eclipse'

I've only recently discovered Topshop nail varnishes, probably because i don't wear nail varnish much because my nails are so brittle, but I do wish I had found them sooner because every single colour is absolutely gorgeous and this has to be one of my absolute favourites!
The formulation itself is very nice, you only need one coat to get the perfect colour which is always a bonus for me because your not using a lot for only one wear of it.
Sorry for the grim fingers, my hands look really child-like when my nails are short. :P

Onto the colour, it's more green when it is on the nail but there are slight hints of blue and a faint hint of a gold-ish colour too which is enhanced by a very fine gold glitter which is perfectly spread across the nail when you apply it. As for staying power it pretty average, you get 2-3 days of completely no chips with one coat and without a top coat.
It is also a great base colour for glitter, I use it with 3 coats of Topshops Razzmatazz and it looks amazing!

Overall this is all you would want in a nail varnish, great colour, good staying power and you only need one coat and it looks amazing . You can pick this up in Topshop and on their website for £6 here.