Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Glossy Box | June 2015

Hey guys! So I was super excited when the postman came today with my Glossy Box. I used to subscribe to Birch Box, but since seeing the Glossy Boxes I much prefer these. They come in a pretty pink box, and are wrapped really nicely with black tissue paper. I have only had them for 2 months but so far I have received no tea samples and no teeny tiny samples which used to really annoy me about Birch Box.

Here is what is in the June Box, it is festival themed.

1| MONU SPA | Rosewood Reviving Mist | RRP £11.95

I'm really excited about this, I love face mists, especially during the summer months, they are really refreshing and hydrating. Last year I had the Caudalie Beauty Elixir, which I loved, hopefully this MONU one is as good as it's certainly a lot cheaper!

2| Glossybox Flash Tattoos | RRP £6.50

These are really cool and the gold would look great on tanned skin, I have seen people wearing these tattoos on their wrists with bangles and think they look great.

3| Halo | Fragrance free facial wipes | RRP £1.20

These are really handy if you are going camping or to a festival as they are compact so you don't need to take a full pack of face-wipes!

4| Kueshi Anticellulite Booster | RRP £14.55

This is a full size bottle, and I am quite happy as I have just run out of my body lotion. Although I don't believe what it promises (to tone skin and remove cellulite) I will get use out of this as an everyday moisturiser!

5| Essence Gel Polish | RRP £1.71

I like getting nail polishes in these boxes as I rarely buy new colours I just get stuck in a rut and use the same colour all of the time. This is a nice orangey red colour and its formula is great, really opaque and shiny!

Sunday, 7 June 2015

June Empties | 2015

Hey Guys!

I thought I'd do an empties post as I have been saving my empty products in a box and the box was getting quite full! These products are my empties from the past few months.

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub | £8.00

"Smashed Brown Sugar & Sweet Lime, Almond Oil & Macadamia Grains"

I love this scrub as I love most Soap and Glory products. This has lasted ages, I got it for Christmas and probably opened it in February so it has lasted for several months. Is smells incredible... a sweet, citrus-y scent that really wakes you up in the morning. I will probably re-purchase this just for the smell!

Soap & Glory Whipped Clean Shower Butter | £7.00

"Pistachio, Almond and Sweet Vanilla Scent"

Once again Soap & Glory do not disappoint on scent. This is a completely different scent to the body scrub, it’s a sweet vanilla scent....it smells edible. I love Soap & Glory's packaging they have humorous names with witty quotes on them. I don't know if I'd personally re-purchase this, as much as the scent was amazing the product itself was a bit meh, but I'd be happy if I received it as a gift.

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation | £31.00

I don't have a single negative comment on this foundation. I am in love with it. I first caved and purchased this foundation last year after reading outstanding reviews on every blog that I came across. This foundation has changed my life (Ok, a bit dramatic I know!). I have done a full review on this here. This foundation is hydrating, dewy, medium/high coverage and makes your skin look flawless. If I was being really picky the one mini downfall is that it doesn't come with a pump, but you can buy one separately! Will I re-purchase this? OF COURSE!

Maybelline The Rocket Volum' Express | £7.99

I have done a full review on this also here. I really like this mascara and I have re-purchased it a couple of times.I feel it gives good length and volume, it is affordable and the packaging is quite cool. I prefer the Maybelline Falsies mascara but I think I purchased The Rocket when I had completely run out of mascara and the only shop I could get to had run out of The Falsies. This is a good high-street mascara and I probably will end up re-purchasing.

Bourjois Paris Bronzing Powder | £7.99

This isn't technically an empty but the bronzer has smashed so it is going in the bin. Not a massive fan of this powder, I find it quite orange-y on my skin tone and I don't personally think it blends very well. Also people say it smells like chocolate....I don't know what kind of chocolate they eat but I don't think it smells like chocolate, not like the Too Faced one does anyway!

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer | £4.19

You have more than likely read every beauty blogger bang on about this product, this is such a great high-street concealer. In fact I ran out last week and went to get some more today and it was sold out in every colour. It has really high coverage and is really affordable. I will re-purchase this as soon as it is back in stock in my Boots!

Estee Lauder Double Wear | £29.50

This is a great foundation and I have been using it on and off for about 6 years. It is really high coverage and lasts all day without fail. The only downside to this foundation is as I have dry skin it does cling to dry patches. It also has SPF in it so flashes back on photographs. I always say I'm not going to re-purchase as it dries my skin out, but always seem to go straight to it when I don't know what other foundation to try. Having said that I have now found Nars Sheer Glow so maybe I won't re-purchase...but no promises!


Thursday, 4 June 2015

Glossy Box | May | Sorry it's late!

GlossyBox | May 2015 | Sign-up Here

Sass | Perfect Skin Concentrate | RRP £12.00

"Our intimate skin is really sensitive. Ingrown hairs and shave bumps can be pretty irritating and frustrating. Have you ever felt that no sooner than you’ve finished shaving, or had a wax, that it’s time to start again? At SASS® we wanted to change the constant intimate hair battle & ensure women protect their most delicate skin."

Zerreau | Towel Off Shampoo Foam | RRP £7.95

"Zerreau saves time, effectively cleans hair and leaves no residues! Zerreau is also available in two delicious fragrances: Strawberry and Apple.Zero water or rinsing required, it effectively cleans your hair leaving it silky soft & clean. No alcohol or parabens, infused with delicate scents and with no sticky residues"

MeMeMe | Enchanted Eyes Dual Ended Wand | RRP £6.95

"Introducing MeMeMe's NEW, catwalk and trend-inspired dual ended eye cream wand. Designed with a two toned colour feature comprising of two complimenting shades for an effortless, quick and high impact application. It's never been easier to create multi-tonal looks, in an instant"

Etre Belle | Aloe Vera Ultra Moisturising Gel | RRP £15.93

"With Liposomes. Especially smoothing moisturizing gel free of fat, tightening and reviving the skin. Elasticity will be improved considerably.Apply to face and neck for a hydrating glow."

Philosophy | Renewed Hope In a Jar | RRP £35.50 

"Endorsed by celebrities, top dermatologists, plastic surgeons and our beloved customers alike, hope in a jar is a world-renown moisturiser loaded with antioxidants in a unique souffle texture. Originally created for the medical market to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, skin discoloration, rough texture and dehydration. Hope in a jar dramatically improves skin radiance and gently exfoliates, revealing smoother, healthier looking skin and texture."

I think that this is a great box, they are all really good sized samples and are all from great brands. Sign up here, they are £10pm plus P&P!


Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Current Every Day Makeup | May 2015

Hello, my lovelies. I thought I would do an updated current make-up post as a lot of my everyday products have changed since my last one! 

Skin | 

I have recently been trying the ARAD Day moisturiser, which I have been enjoying. It is a thick rich cream and has been great on my dry skin, I picked it up when I was in Homesense the other day, I haven't heard of the brand before so thought I would give it a go. 
I have been using an old favourite of mine the Estee Lauder Double Wear, although this foundation isn't great on dry skin, I find if I moisturise well it isn't a problem, I love the coverage of this foundation and the staying power is like no other! For concealer I have been using a mixture of Mac Pro Longwear concealer under my eyes and the famous Collection Lasting perfection on any blemishes. I really like both of these concealers although I do find that the collection creases under my eyes which is why I use Pro Longwear. 

Arad Day Moisturiser | Estee Lauder Double Wear | Mac Pro Longwear Collection lasting perfection

Eyes |

On my eyes I have been using both my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette and a few of my Mac eyeshadows. The main colours I have been using from the Urban Decay palette are Limit and Nooner, I like to use these through the crease. The two Mac colours I have been using are Naked Lunch and Woodwinked. 
I have been using Eyeko Black Magic Mascara and Maybelline Master Precise felt tip eyeliner. I'm not a massive fan of the Eyeko mascara I feel it doesn't volumise or lengthen my lashes but its OK for eveyday use. Whereas I love the Maybelline Master Precise it is probably one of the best highstreet liners I have used, it is really simple to get a precise line (hence the name).

Collection Eyebrow Kit | Naked 3 Palette | Mac Eyeshadows

Eyebrows |

I have been using the lightest colour in the Collection Eyebrow Kit as I have recently gone blonde again, this is a great affordable eyebrow kit, but as with most palettes I chucked the brush that came with it away and I just use my own angled brush to apply. I then finish them by using the Eyeko Brow Gel which I love. 

Eyeko Brow Gel | Eyeko Black Magic Mascara | Maybelline Master Precise 

Cheeks | 

On my cheeks, I have been using my Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Palette which I recently reviewed (here). Also I have been using the MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter in gold, This is a great highstreet highlighter which is a really pretty colour and is affordable.

Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit | MUA Undress Your Skin


Sunday, 17 May 2015

L'Oreal Infallible Foundation | Review

Hello my lovelies!

I have been trying the L'Oreal Infallible Foundation for a couple of weeks now so I thought I would do a little review on it!

What L'Oreal say | 

"High coverage longwear foundation that hides the appearance of fatigue and blemishes.
Now with Hydrating Hyaluron Comlex the 24HR non-stop formula is touch-proof and stays fresh for lasting comfort." 

What I say | 

I would say it is a medium coverage, it's definitely not as high coverage as Estee Lauder Double Wear, but it does cover redness and blemishes well. It is quite hydrating which is good as I have quite dry skin. 24 hours is a long time to claim that it can last for...who wears their foundation for 24hours!? I would say this lasted about 5 hours before it needed touching up. I felt like this foundation needed a lot of blending, I tried many different ways of application before i found the best was to use my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, but even with that I felt it needed a lot of blending, as it just seemed to sit on the skin, it took a lot to make it set. I wouldn't say it was "touch proof" as I say it felt like it just sat on top of the skin. It did make my skin look flawless and it felt very light on my skin. The finish is semi-matte with a nice glow, I found it did sink into my pores so tried applying it with a primer which seemed to help. It wore of of my nose and forehead quite quickly, so when I applied the next day I powdered my T-zone which helped considerably. It comes in 8 colours - which are all quite light.  Overall I will wear this as an everyday foundation although I prefer my Rimmel Match Perfection, and I'll continue to wear my Double Wear for special occasions. So I am still to find my high street Holy Grail Foundation! :(