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Thursday, 29 November 2012

Mini Beauty Haul

So I went to York 2 weeks ago just for a day trip and I ended up buying a few more things than I intended! I didn't take any pictures of York as I was with a friend and I didn't want to make her wait for me plus my SLR is quite old therefore a lot heavier than the newer ones so I didn't want to lug it around. Anyway here is the stuff I picked up a Boots! Enjoy  :)

 Ok, let's get this first one over and done with. This is a makeup bag by ted Baker (£10). I think it looks awesome and I love it but I know there will be people who think it's hideous, but I like this type a hideous.  :)

 I used to use the Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit face wash a few years ago (can't remember why I stopped using it) but I was just stocking up on my other face wash, Neutrogena 2-in-1 wash and mask (right picture) and it was on offer for 2 Neutrogena products for £5 in Boots so I thought i would buy it again and I'm loving it!

I used to curl my hair every day but I've been leaving it natural the past few months because I don't want to damage it as much as I used to but if I do curl my hair, if I'm going out or something, I really wanted to see what this was like. Haven't used it yet but I have high hopes. (cue the Sprinkle Of Glitter singing!)

And finally, after seeing FleurDeForce's video on her hair care routine, I've wanted to get my hands on this ever since, so I have! Only used it 3 times but it smells good and I think my hair is softer but I haven't seen a dramatic difference yet. It does say my hair should be 'Renewed and extremely healthy after 2 weeks of use' on the box so there should be a full review up around then!

That's it! Hope you enjoyed my little haul! :)

Monday, 26 November 2012

MAC Eye Shadow in Orb

As most (if not all) of you know how good MAC eye shadows are and have no doubtfully tried one yourself, this is going to be quite a short review, more to just show you it.  :)

It's a really nice, neutral colour that I out all over the lid and under my brow bone. It lasts all day, applied at about 7:45am and is still on at 3:30pm when school ends, if I haven't rubbed it off!

^Applied to this lid^                                         ^Completely bare lid^
As you can see it makes a huge difference to look look of my lid, I have quite discoloured, veiny lids and it makes them look sooo much nicer! :) 
So yeah, basically, I really like it, you can't tell you're wearing it (on my very pale skin at least) and lasts all day! What's not to like? :)

Monday, 19 November 2012

Creme D'lovely! | MAC Creme D'nude lipstick | Review

Being so pale it's very hard to come across a nude lipstick that actually looks nude on my lips and not too pink or brown. Given the vast range of lipsticks MAC have, I thought they're bound to have one that suites my skin tone and surprise surprise they did and rather fittingly it's called 'Creme D'nude'.

 All hail the almighty MAC! :P

It's the perfect blend of nude and a hint of peachy pink, so you don't look completely washed out but the best quality for me is there isn't a glimpse of brown in sight! It's a cremesheen too so for someone like me who is prone to very dry lips, especially at this time of year, it's lovely and moisturising.

This picture doesn't really do it much justice but it's just to show you what it looks like on the hand as most blog readers and YouTube watchers are used to seeing swatches on the hand. :)

As you can see there is definitely some peachy pink in there and doesn't look brown at all. If I wanted to go more nude than this I usually put concealer underneath it because my lips a naturally very red.
Basically I love this and will definitely be repurchasing it when it runs out, which will probably be soon, I wear it every day! :D

Saturday, 10 November 2012

No7 BB cream- Skin perfection! | Review

I don't know what my skin has against foundations, but all the ones I have tried in the past it just rejects them and makes my face look all patchy/cakey/uneven. The other week I went out to see if I could make my skin happier, I went into Boots to browse the new No7 stuff and a very helpful assistant came and asked me if I wanted any help, I told her that I have very sensitive/ combination skin and I didn't want anything too heavy nor too light. She suggested this to me this.

As you can see, this is No7's BB cream for Normal/oily skin, and before I go off talking about this in great detail I just want to say this, from what I've heard and read about BB creams, most of them aren't what they're cracked up to be, in my opinion, this one goes beyond awesome!

This suites my skin perfectly and is exactly what I wanted. It doesn't make my skin get oily during the day, stays on all day, isn't too light and isn't so heavy you can tell I'm wearing it and it matches my skin perfectly which is hard when you're as pale as me!

 (Believe it or not, my hands are actually paler than my face so it looks darker than it is on my face!)
When I put it on my skin it looks slightly too dark but if I blend it in well it's like my skin but healthier! It gives a lovely healthy glow and looks great.

Overall, this is amazing, and is well worth the £12.95. No7 is sold exclusively at Boots and is available in Normal/oily, normal/dry and dry/very dry and all are available in 2 shades, Fair and medium which, In my opinion, depending on how much you blend it can suite a lot of skin tones (I used Fair).

Friday, 2 November 2012

Vaseline limited edition Pink Bubbly lip balm | Review

Last year, I just missed out on Vaselines LE lip balm as I wasn't aware they did one, but this year when I found out from FleurDeForce's Blog post about it I was so excited to try it! As you may know though, it was released quite a while ago but I've only just got the chance to get it, so I thought I might as well through in my penny's worth and tell you all my thoughts on it.

First off, I love the tin, simple colours that go well together and a great font that suites the Pink Bubbliness of it (does that even make sense? :P )

It says it adds a 'delicate tint' but unfortunately this doesn't show up on my lips because they are already very rosey but it still has a delicate smell which I love.

Basically, this is lovely! An awesome smell and it still protects your lips like the usual Vaseline and it does tint your lips (I tried it on someone with less red lips than mine). It's £3.49, respectively, and is available from Boots (I'm not sure if you can get it anywhere else).