I was sent this pressed powder to try out last week from Sleek MakeUP. They seem to be on a roll lately, new product after new product, but I’m not complaining. This pressed powder (how old school!) has a SPF 15 and once again, comes in a sturdy, slick palette. For a drugstore brand, Sleek have got the packaging down to a fine art – its not that nasty plastic and its heavy enough to […]
Archives for November 2009
I have decided to take greater steps to making my skin look better – clearing it of spots, refining the skin, making it brighter more luminous, reducing the appearance of pores etc. I picked up this Clinique Pore Minimizer Face Mask for £15.50 because I wanted a quick, cleansing treatment. They say: The clay-based treatment minimizes the size and appearance of pores, cleans out embedded debris. Deep cleaning formula even goes beyond—clearing pores to help […]
A gorgeous, natural muted soft baby pink. What would you wear with this? Note: This image is part of the soon to be launched swatch gallery. Do not reproduce any of these images in any form for personal or commercial use without requesting permission. You can request usage by using the contact form.
I am still completely determined to find the right BB cream for me. So far all of the ones I have tried are too pale, or give me a rash or don’t last long on my oily skin. My latest purchase from eBay is this Mushroom BB Cream from Skinfood. I bought it because I had heard this particular range (mushroom) runs a little dark so I got it in shade 02: Mushroom on your […]
I am still trying to find the BB cream (blemish balm) that works for me. I have found most of them are too greasy for my skin, or are far too light for my NC35 skintone. I picked up the Etude House Top 10 BB cream for about £8 including shipping from eBay. Because this is a so called “Tan” range, I figured it might match my skintone for once. It also has SPF 27 […]
A mixture of oranges. What would you wear with this? Note: This image is part of the soon to be launched swatch gallery. Do not reproduce any of these images in any form for personal or commercial use without requesting permission. You can request usage by using the contact form.
This is one of those totally rambling, self indulgent posts about what I’d like for Christmas…not that I’m hinting. As a gift giver – I am pretty damn good. Even with limited funds I tend to hone down on people, what I think they will like, what suits them, what would make them happy. I love giving presents (as long as I can pick them – quit telling me what you want, the exact shade […]
Tiffa is one of those more non-descript Japanese brands that doesn’t have a full range of cosmetics as such – just more bits and bobs. Mascaras. Bath products. Eyeshadows. Liners. Some glosses. And yet I have this soft spot of Tiffa because they have a brilliant Lip Balm (my cats nicked the lid and stuck their paw in mine – in the bin it went) and their old formula mascara and primer was wonderful. The […]
My name is Rowena and I am a foundation addict. Which is why despite buying 5 foundation this month I just had to buy the new Shu Uemura offering, the Nobara Cream Cover Stick Foundation: She Uemura base products I used and stopped using using many moons ago. Its nice stuff. Nice. Not as good as RMK. Better than a lot of other brands out there but not quite spectacular. The old Nobara foundation I […]
Just to say guys, thanks for bearing with me – the site technical issues should be over for now – if you do experience any bugs at all do let me know. My email is not behaving at all but you can leave me a comment here and I will check it as soon as I can. Next thing is, its my birthday today! I can’t tell you how much of a special day it […]
A mixture of pinks with a touch of cream! What would you wear with this? Note: This image is part of the soon to be launched swatch gallery. Do not reproduce any of these images in any form for personal or commercial use without requesting permission. You can request usage by using the contact form.
I am a big big fan of the Too Faced Galaxy Glam Eyeshadows, which I think are better than the likes of MAC Mineralized shadow in terms of pigment and texture. They range is very bright and very bold though, so when I was in Boots the other day I noticed they had a muted selection of colours in the Galaxy Glam family! Cocoa and Mocha were from a range called the ‘Chocolate’ range. Amber […]
Guys – thanks for taking part with all the Competitions and Giveaways these last 10 days. Here is a recap incase you missed anything – last chance to enter! You gotta be in it to win it! Please also note, as we had technical problems this week, some comments made on Friday 13th to Sunday 15th of November were lost in the ether. If you entered a giveaway during that time it could be worth […]
I got told off a bit by some readers last week for posting a rather excellent eBay bargains because it encourages the spending and all that – but I don’t care! I am that the Krispy Kreme Dreamcake doughnut, all warm and sticky – I am that giant gammon steak with deep fried chips on the side. Yum. I am here to entice. Here is my find of the week – 6 brand new and […]
Armani is one of those brands I like a lot, but it sort of sits there in the background elegantly, just waiting its turn. The gorgeous Art Deco collection comes with a stunning pretty and two lipsticks (a red and a gold-brown shade) that are both covered is Swarovski gems. This was not by any means a sensible purchase on my part. The palette is £65 which is a lot of money, but I did […]
Apart from buying the Art Deco Palette from Armani, I also picked up a new lipstick from the long lasting but hydrating range, the d’Armani. d’Armani. You know someone, somewhere is called that. The annoying thing is that I went in for a sparkly red. I tried on many reds and hot pinks, thanks to the very patient SA at Armani but none of them felt right. Some where stunning but I mean, how often […]
WIN the LE Graphite I-Divine Palette from Sleek MakeUP! For the next 10 days we will be giving a palette away each day. You can enter no matter where you live in the world. You can enter on each day to increase your chances of winning although you will only be entered once each day. Leave you answer in the comments and you will automatically be entered! Question:
A mixture of nude beiges, orange and brown. What would you wear with this? Note: This image is part of the soon to be launched swatch gallery. Do not reproduce any of these images in any form for personal or commercial use without requesting permission. You can request usage by using the contact form.
I am starting to like YSL Rouge Volupte Lipsticks more and more although I still think a lot of the colour range is very hard to wear. Anyway I wanted an alternative to Red for the festive season so I bought this one in Extreme Coral last week: Gorgeous packaging as always. Extreme coral is very extreme indeed, a madly pigmented creamy screaming orange coral: On the lips:
Like a divvy, I’ve been foundation nuts lately. I did finish a Make Up Forever HD Foundation though so I was celebrating by replacing its empty space with….a few new bases. Its the circle of life, honest. The Matt Touch Foundation from YSL caught my eye, because although I prefer the glowy finish, I am convinced the fine matt look is actually better on me. It certainly looks better in photos and Mr Candy seems […]