Tuesday, 4 February 2014

January Favourites 2014

As if it's 2014 already! And not only that, it's the end of January....Whhatttt!?! I love seeing monthly/yearly favourites videos, it's a good way to see a collection of great products all at once. So here's mine =)

Elemis Fresh Skin Loving Lips Quenching Lip Balm - This peppermint lip balm is full of thirst quenching ingredients such as passionflower oil, sweet almond oil, Sunflower seed oil and Vitamin E. It's a squeezy tube with a lightweight clear jelly lip balm that is non sticky and sinks right into the skin. Some products sink into the skin but don't exactly moisturise , this however makes my lips feel soft right away. I can't stop applying this stuff.

Heroin Make Mascara Remover - I have done a review on this already here. This is my second tube and I am currently loving this as I have tried to wear mascara more than falsies, this helps me get it off without rubbing my eyes too much.

Benefit Hervana Blush - This was in my October 2013 favourites. It seems to come into my cycle every few months. When my skin is ok I like a little flush, when it's not ok I like to use highlight and bronze. Being not much of a blush person this is the perfect light flush I need in the daytime.

Loreal Collection Privee by Cheryl - I have also done a review on this lipstick here. I have used this on it's own, on top of other colours to nude them out or give them a glossier finish without the use of lipgloss. So creamy, moisturising and inexpensive, a great investment.

YSL Golden Gloss 40 - Out of all shades I find this the most flattering. It doesn't have too much colour and is great on top of any lip. Its not sticky at all and gives that natural 'wet' glossy look. Some are sticky and look like plastic glossy. Beautiful gloss in a beautiful shade.

Crown Brush - I got this brush at IMATS last year from Crown, it didn't have a name on it nor can I find it on the website. Such  a bum =(. It's very similar to the Mac 169 but smaller slightly and very slightly less dense. I love this brush for contouring it's the perfect size and shape for my face.

Mac Fluidline Brow GelCreme in Deep Dark Brunette - This was a purchase I made when Mac had there eyebrow collection out. It's probably the same as a standard as the normal fluidlines. It glides on so smoothly yet it's totally buildable. It can look natural or you can intensify it on a night out. Fallen in love with this baby =)

Shiseido Eyelash Curlers - I didn't realise how much I loved these until I got myself the 'oh holy grail raved about' Shu Umera eyelash curlers. Going from using them then going back to these I forget how much I loved these! They do a much better job for my lifeless asian lashes.

What products have you loved this month? Would love to hear your thoughts! x

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Tom Ford Lipstick - 04 Indian Rose

Don't we all lust for luxurious lipsticks? *Excluding those that can easily afford 'Tom Ford' lipsicks, but this is one about my one and only Tom Ford lipstick.

"Rare and exotic ingredients including soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomilla flower oil create an ultra–creamy texture with an incredibly smooth application. Specially treated color pigments are blended to deliver pure color with just the right balance of luminosity."
-Selfridges website

Dressed in luxurious packaging, this lipstick is  my one little black and gold dime. As if it were real gold =P.
A little larger in size than regular lipsticks this thing is quite weighty. The lid has a very elegant 'TF' engraved into the top. Such simple but rather expensive looking design. It clips securely on and off so I've never had to worry about it coming off in my handbag and ruining the lipstick

Its very true about the moisture that's packed into this thing. I have felt moisturising lipsticks but I still have to apply lip balm. This glides on the lips effortlessly, oozing with pigments. The texture is very creamy but it doesn't bleed or slide. The formula is long lasting on the lips. It can be worn lightly dabbed on the lips or layered for a more intense colour.

Indian Rose was the colour I opted for out of all. Why? Its the shade that I could use most. I vary from NC25 - NC35 skintone (Mac) and this acts as a perfect everyday pink that I can make use of. I'm not spending £36 on a colour that I won't hardly use.

Overall, I love this lipstick, more than the only two Chanel ones I already own. I need to invest another!

What colours do you recommend? x

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Naked 3 palette, first trial naeutral look

I haven't done an eyeshadow look for a while now and yes I know I always do neutral looks, but you see so many of these dramatic looks that not many people wear in the daytime.

I received the Naked 3 palette for Xmas thanks to my buddy =) So I thought I'd give it a shot and crack right into it!

List of shadows used: Strange / Dust  /Buzz / Liar / Darkside
  1. Buzz - All over lid, up to crease (used wet)
  2. Liar - Above crease and on outer V
  3. Darkside - Just on the outer V to deepen
  4. Dust - on inner tearduct (used wet) *has a lot of fallout!*
  5. Strange - To highlight Brow Bone

I know the metallic colours don't show much under bright lighting. This was my first attempt experimenting with the colours. It was quite a pink look, so I think in future cases I will venture more with the browns.

A quick FOTD snap

What do you think of the Naked 3 palette? x

Friday, 17 January 2014

Thoughts & Review: Maybelline Fit Me concealer - shade 20

Today I have for you one of my favourite undereye concealers. The Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in shade 20.

*(Excuse the state of it - you can tell I've used it alot!)*

I have never really been into underye concealing until recent years. Ever since having my own business it has been a chore to try to sleep and it's alot more exhausting, so although my undereye circles aren't bad, they are visible.

Still being new to this whole undereye concealing thing I only picked this up after seeing that Jessica Harlow mentions it in one of her videos as one of her favourite concealers. Several other bloggers have raved about this too so I thought I'd give it a try.

Relatively inexpensive at £5.99 from Boots for 6.8ml of product you can't really go wrong?

It's a standard doe foot applicator which is just the right size to dot around the face or under eye eyes. The only thing is after a while, the product gets really messy around the rim of the tube, kinda like lipglosses do.

The consistency is creamy and blends very easily. It doesn't dry too quick which allows time to blend.

The first picture is my face with everything done with a light foundation, as you can see there's still some darkness peeking through.
Underneath is dabbed and blended. The results are that my under eye area is brighter and colour is more even. It doesn't accentuate any fine lines or crease through the day. You can either use a regular setting powder under or sometimes for extra brightness I use my Ben Nye Banana Powder to set and this stuff doesn't budge!

I can go a 11 hour day without my undereyes wearing and my foundation can be nearly non-existent.

As you can probably guess by now I'm coming to the end of my tube. I suggest getting this when Maybelline go for 3 for 2 at Superdrug's to get the best out of your money (Oh! And don't forget your points card! ;) ).

I also have the shades 25 and 35 for when I need spot concealing or something I can rely on to take on the go. In the summer I also just use this alone in 25 and no foundation. Anyhoo, more on that another time.

Now on the lookout for a new undereye concealer. What do you recommend? x