As I mentioned earlier, I have a ton of products which I would like to forward to readers to do reviews for me. I will get these items up as we go along so keep your eye out. If you filled in the readers request a while ago I will be able to go back to that to refer to. Stuff to remember: – Read about the product that I would like reviewed and make […]
Archives for March 2010
I told myself I wouldn’t buy anything else too pretty because I wouldn’t be able to use it but I broke that rule – yep – for this – the Paul & Joe Alice in Wonderland Collection for 2010. This comes in two variations – Day Dream 02 (peach) and Fantasy 01 (pink). I got Day Dream. Here it is: The tin is beautiful – but big. Much bigger than I thought it would be […]
Mr Candy is celebrating his birthday today – he is an ancient 28 so has been granted a day off by me. I’m nice like that. We’ll be relaxing at a swish hotel, having some food and catching some much needed Zzzzz’s. Have a fab weekend girls!
Moving on to my collection of Illamasqua Lipsticks now (I have about 20 of these). These are just my representations of the colour bear in mind lipsticks look different on everyone! Illamasqua Lipstick in Scandal – a soft medium toned cotton pink. Wearable and pretty! Yay or Nay?
Along with the Crystal Lip Balms, Clarins has also released three lip glosses in clicky pens for the Summer Instant Sun Light Collection: These three glosses have a SPF 6 and come in Vanilla, Coral and Cinnamon. Its the traditional clicky format. The glosses were more pigmented than I expected and have a light texture – not too heavy for the summer. It also felt quite comfortable on my lips and hydrating. Vanilla is a […]
Out of the entire Clarins Instant Sun Light Collection for 2010, these Crystal Lip Balms were the most thing I was most excited about. They’re transparent! (or see through, if you like!) It comes in 3 shades – Crystal Coral, Crystal (looks like a light pink) and Crystal Red. As well as being a lip balm, there’s a tint of colour and its supposed to have line filling and lip perfecting qualities: 03 Crystal Red […]
I was also sent these two lovely Instant Smooth Highlighters from Clarins. These two limited edition highlighters are a mixture of the Instant Smooth Skin Perfector (I product I adore) and a highlighter. Natural is a sheer dewy peach with shimmer and Bronze is a golden caramel. I really like these and I’m not really one for messing about with highlighters – why? because I love instant touch, and these two highlighters have almost the […]
Released mid April, Clarins’ summer collection focuses on sheer brown infused with golds teamed with a violet mascara: I am using a new base on the above photo – as you can see its flawless! (will tell you what it is later!). The palette comes in a silver case and pouch: At first I thought – Brown!?!? For Summer?!?! But then it makes sense as the colours are infused with gold making the whole thing […]
Released from mid April, Clarins’ Summer Make Up Collection is called Instant Sunlight and consists of some really lovely products. 1) Instant Sunlight Eye Quartet & Liner Palette (LE) consists of four silky shades inspired by cinnamon, ginger and paprika and comes with sponge, brush and liner applicators. (£29) 2) 2 Instant Smooth Compact Highlighters in Natural & Bronze (LE) £23.50 3) The star of the collection Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balms (LE) £15 each, […]
Moving on to my collection of Illamasqua Lipsticks now (I have about 20 of these). These are just my representations of the colour bear in mind lipsticks look different on everyone! Illamasqua Lipstick in Plunge – a blue based candy pink – really thick, really creamy and fun. Yay or Nay?
A few months ago I got my hands on this Naturtint Non Permanent Hair Dye to try out. Regular readers know I have to be careful with what hair dye I use because of my highly sensitive scalp. I have used Naturtint permanent dyes before with success but I didn’t want anything with too much commitment (I knew I was going to the salon a month later). The Naturtint Reflex hair dye is non permanent […]
I find washing my make up brushes, extremely, extremely tiresome because I have to many to clean. Nevertheless the other day I positioned myself over the sink and gave my brushes a good old clean. I have all kinds of brush cleanser but I actually find a good bar of soap (especially when working with this amount of brushes) is just as good as any baby shampoo as long as you rinse it properly. It […]
Many months ago, this book, Be Beautiful: Ever Girl’s Guide to Hair, Skin and Make Up by Alice Hart-Davis and Molly Hindhaugh landed on my desk for my potential review. Alice is a beauty journalist and Molly is her daughter and this book is a result of their conversations about hair, make up, skincare etc. As you know I love beauty books of every single shape and form. This book though, is slightly different as […]
I’m afraid I let myself be swept away with the masses when it came to buying this foundation. The idea of a HD ready foundation for less than £15 was pretty appealing even though I already have more foundations than anyone would ever need. So here it is – I got this in Golden Beige (I am a MAC NC35): At Boots there were 2 more shades up from Golden Beige, which doesn’t leave that […]
Moving on to my collection of Illamasqua Lipsticks now (I have about 20 of these). These are just my representations of the colour bear in mind lipsticks look different on everyone! I love Illamasqua lipsticks for their pigmentation and long lasting abilities. However – I also find the textures drying so its not a lipstick I can wear every day and certainly not without lipgloss on top or lip balm underneath. For example, it was […]
Its not like me to get caught up in the excitement of a new release *cough cough* but I did spot this Lady Gaga for MAC lipstick today and just had to have it. Its a very pretty wearable pink – on top of this and a big motivator for me is that 100% of the proceeds of the viva glam lipsticks goes to support people living with HIV/Aids. Beauty and charity = Winner Cyndi’s […]
Sleek MakeUP have released yet another i-Divine palette to add to their ever growing list of palettes. See all the previously released palettes and swatches over here. The newest release is called Bohemian and it is, rather lovely: Very pretty design on the front of the box, no? There’s a big departure from the traditional black case, because this time we’ve gone matte white! I personally like it white – its a nice change and […]
There are certain words and phrases that evoke a memory – so when I got my hands on this Sleek Eyeliner (got it ages ago, only just got round to reviewing it) and saw it was called Dip It, I imagined a. A giant prawn being dipped into batter and deep fried and b. That Christina Milian Song, Dip It Low Do you remember that? It was supposed to be sexy and sensual but was […]
Another totally wearable nail polish from the Barielle collection is this one in Blossom! An opaque peach: Just a really nice day to day shade – I am a fan of peach anyway so I will wear this day to day. What do you think?
Ladies…someone asked me the question today… What is your favourite niche make up brand? Niche make up brand…first thing that popped to mind was the number of Japanese brands I buy – Lavshuca, Canmake, KATE etc. but do these really count as a “niche” brands? Let’s say that we know for sure that the large, international brands aren’t niche brands. This is your: Estee Lauder Brands: MAC, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Aveda, La Mer, Estee Lauder […]