Been a bit busy at work so have only just had the chance to pick the winners of the Christmas Giveaway. So here it is! All winners have been contacted by email. Keep your eyes peeled for more giveaways this month! I’m going to try and answer as much comments as possible too this weekend. Would a chat box of some sort be useful I wonder? I seem to miss comments by accident. Let me […]
You know there are some beauty products that I hear other people talk about a lot but never get round to trying. One of those products is Benefit Erase Paste – I love the name ‘Erase Paste’ but wasn’t too sure about the ‘Paste’. Anyway I finally got a chance to try it out…ummm hello!? Why did no one frog march me to a Benefit counter to buy this?! Here is the concealer – it […]
Becca is one of my current brand obsessions! I love their understated, high quality products. I also love their visuals – everything is quite smoky and sensual. I haven’t tried a Becca Eye Tint before but I love all cream based products anyway: One of their newest shades is Pewter, a super dark grey. I’ve seen it being used as a eyeshadow base (dark shades to prime really bring out brighter eyeshadows). They say: An […]
I’ve tried a number of lash serums in the year but mixed results and I have limited patience too waiting for results to show. The last one I tried was by M2 Beaute – unfortunately it started to sting my eye after about 2 weeks so my mum will now be testing that product from scratch for me. So something different for me in the form of Mylash. Mylash is a prescription only lash growth […]
Benefit Prrrowl or Prrrowl (I can’t figure out if it’s 3 R’s or 4 R’s because it varies from different pictures that I see!) is a rather interesting concoction of a iridescent mascara top coat and a shimmering pink lip gloss. I know what you’re thinking…why would you want a top coat and a lip gloss in the same place? I don’t know, but I guess this is one of those fun products Benefit is […]
2011 is the year I take care of my skin, as so far I have been far to focused on other things to remember to remove make up and slap on serums every night. My skin is certainly looking worse for wear, with dry patches and the first signs of CROWS FEET – HELLO!?!?! So this year, I am going to take that little bit of time to cleanse properly, to moisturise, to use eye […]
I have used SO MANY shampoos over the years for my flaky, itchy, sensitive scalp. The doctor has recommended various types to me, like T-Gel and some prescription ones but to be honest, they didn’t do that much for me (or at least not in the long term). I bought this shampoo from Boots on a total whim – I just happened to see it but hadn’t heard of it before. This shampoo is called […]
I use eBay a lot (as some of you may know) but to be honest, it’s nothing like what it used to be. These days I use it like any online store rather than a place to bid or to fight for peoples old crap! So it’s nice to see something I really want sometimes and to fight for it – like the old days. I fought hard for this baby!…can you guess what’s in […]
Bourjois have relaunched their iconic Little Round Pot Eyeshadows with new formulas! These pots have been around since 1863 and are free from scent, parabens and contain mineral pigments which make them ideal for sensitive eyes… There are now 22 new shades (see the end of this post for a full line up!) Super cute imagery: I have 6 of these post to swatch and review! The packaging is the same as the old round […]
Sofina’s Aube Couture is what I’d call an elegant brand – it looks chic, the range is chic, the colours are chic. For that reason I also find it a little dull and expensive. Shiseido’s MAQUillage is expensive and chic but more exciting than Aube Couture. Having said that I will still buy odd things from the brand and one item I had been mulling over because it was pretty expensive (with the exchange rate!) […]
Reader Phoebe, quite rightly reminded me that I hadn’t posted the answers to the guessing game! So here they are… This mat…..is a massage mat for the feet! This tool.……is for cleaning mascara off the lashes! This hoop…..is a tool for drawing neat eyeliner and also doubles as a mascara guard This old one….if for crimping section of your hair This one…is for removing contact lenses! How did you do?
As soon as I saw this palette instore I had to have it; Guerlain Ecrin 6 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in Place Vendome (no. 2) – I love neutral eyes with a shock of bright colour! Then there was a problem. The price. This palette retails at £51! It’s a steep price – considering the fact that I find Chanel and Dior eyeshadow palettes at £38 or so expensive £51 is just…a lot to ask. Especially […]
Etude House is one of my favourite Korean brands at the moment (Korean brands at the moment are over taking Japanese ranges in my favourites list!). Plus I love cherries (don’t talk to me if you don’t like cherries) and I love cream blusher so what could be a wiser buy that this Etude House Fresh Cherry Blusher Duo? In this cute compact is two shades of cream blusher, one side pink, one side a […]
I am really into tight tights lately – why do I mean? I mean tights that are thick and tight, and therefore apply a certain amount of pressure on your lower legs to keep the circulation going and help relieve aches and pains (which I have been getting a lot :P). SANA is one of my favourite Japanese brands for quirky fun goodies, and their Esteny range sells a number of body products for the […]
I really like visiting the Screenface shop whenever I’m in London – it’s like a little treasure trove although I do feel like a pretendy make up artist! A faker. Screenface have their own range of cosmetics, which I admit I wouldn’t have picked up in store out of choice. I have a cream blusher and a eyeshadow primer to test: First off, the packaging is plain – it’s black and certainly passable but it’s […]
I generally quite like Bourjois foundations – matte mousse is decent and 10 Hour Sleep Effect is ok if you have nice skin to begin with. So I was interested to try Bourjois Bio Detox Organic Foundation, their newest addition to the family. This foundation perfectly evens out the complexion, minimizing pores’ appearance and concealing imperfections. Enriched with chlorophyll from plants that brings oxygen and filters pollution, it leaves the skin pure and fresh. Its […]
Not beauty related, but I love the RSA animated videos on YouTube. I find them highly inspiring, when I feel down I watch one to pick me up, to open my mind. Check them out if you haven’t already. I do love the animated ones, they really draw you attention to what has been said and clarify some complex theories: Guess what my mum has made for dinner tonight? Turkey! It’s not Christmas!
This year I’ve decided to actually make an effort to really take care of my skin – it’s been so dry lately, but that doesn’t stop me from getting lots of blackheads and blocked pores. I am also concerned with fine lines and wrinkles but I’m not someone who has tons of time to do much to my skin. I also have so many products that I have to fight through them all to decide […]
Bison is a Japanese brand with a really random range of products (skincare, face mask, lip balms, lip glosses etc.) that I don’t buy from that often, just because it’s not easily obtainable. I do have a fair few of their lip balms which I like a lot! When I saw these Plumplus lip glosses I had to buy one – I just think the packaging is cute. You get a main colour and a […]
Wishing you all a Very Happy New Year! 2011 has a ring to it don’t you think? This year, we’re gonna be millionaires… Lots of Love, From Cosmetic Candy.