Friday, 29 November 2013

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil!

Being the huge Nuxe fan that I am, of course I had to share another review with you guys on another on of their amazing products!

This is a dry oil which has the most gorgeous smell ever! I'm really bad at describing scents so Im not even going to try as I know I won't do it justice. I can, however, say that it smells very luxurious and sophisticated. The oil itself has a nice texture, when applied to the skin it doesn't leave it feeling greasy or tacky. It rubs in and dries quite quickly and leaves my skin feeling super soft. I love how the scent lingers on my skin for hours too! If i apply this at night time I can still smell it on my skin the next morning! I also prefer this over a heavy moisturiser sometimes as I don't have to wait around for it to dry, especially with it being colder I don't like to have to faff about when I get out the shower. I like to get dressed as soon as possible so this is great since it doesn't stop me being able to get my jeans on! (We all know how body butters and skinny jeans don't get along..) I've tried a little of this in my hair too and it was great, again it made my hair smell amazing but not only that it really brought my dry ends back to life and I use it once or twice a week to give my hair a little boost. This oil is great, it has multiple uses and if you've got dry skin or hair then this will be great for you!

I personally love this and if you're able you give it a test then I highly recommend it!
Nuxe Huile Proidgieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil - Available at M&S and Nuxe UK.


Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated!

As a girl that loves a bit of glitter and shimmer, receiving this as a birthday present sent me over the moon! Having swooned over this for a while it was great opening this little surprise! 

If you're of a super natural highlight then this probably won't float your boat as its got quite a bit of glitter in it. I personally love this kind of highlighter - maybe not for the everyday but sometimes we all just want to look fabulous right? Even though this does have glitter in it, its very fine and if you're careful not to apply too much it doesn't look extremely unnatural. As well as the glitter, theres plenty shimmer there too, so it definitely lights up your face and makes you look nice and radiant. Despite all this, it is lovely and as I said before, if you're not to heavy handed with your application it looks absolutely gorgeous on the skin. If you go overboard it will make you look a little like a disco ball but then again, I think the same can be said for any highlighter!

Have you tried this? Also who's excited for the Naked 3 palette?! I certainly am!


Sunday, 24 November 2013

Empties / Products I've Used Up! | YouTube

Hi guys! I uploaded a new YouTube Video talking about some of the products I've used up recently! I hope you enjoy it! Let me know what you think in the comments below!



Saturday, 23 November 2013

Bourjois Blush Exclusif!

As a pink lover and a cream blush fanatic, this little Boujois pot is something of joy for me!

This blush is a self adjusting pink colour, meaning it reacts differently depending on your skin and creates a shade unique to you, one that'll suit you best! For me the result is a pretty baby pink colour that compliments my snow white complexion wonderfully. It adds a lovely wash of colour to my cheeks and brings my face to life. The texture is also lovely too, creamy but not to sticky and it drys and sets on the skin well, allowing it to stay in place all day! I've seen a few swatches of this going about and for some people this blush is a super dark fuchsia and for others its a paler result than mine, so  I believe this truly creates an exclusive colour!

Have you tried this? What was your shade like?
Bourjois Blush Exclusif - Available here.


Thursday, 21 November 2013

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Oil-Control Cleansing Mask!

Oily skin? Clogged pores? Pesky blemishes? Face needs a bit of help? Look no further! Being the beauty product hoarder that I am, especially when it comes to skin care, I'm always trying out new face masks and creams in the hope the turn me from beast to beauty! This is a recent mask that stood out to me!

This is a clay mask, white in colour that sets within about 15 minutes. I don't use this mask all the time, maybe once every one or two weeks as it effects really are quite dramatic! If you have oily skin like me then this mask will be perfect for you. It manages to clear almost all my clogged pores, it leave my skin feeling much smoother and it calms my blemishes. It makes them reduce in size as well as redness which is always a bonus. It is quite drying so thats why I don't use it too frequently, and I always make sure to apply a thick moisturiser after this as sometimes it feels a little strong. It seems to draw out the oil in my skin too, probably what makes it drying - but it leaves my skin less oily for the next 4/5 days after use! Mostly I notice how much clearer my pores are! Blackheads are a thing of the past when I use this and I honestly love it! From reading around about this, I think it contains salicylic acid, which is great for fighting blemishes and probably what makes it so effective. If you're looking for something to freshen up your skin and restore it to its clean, clam self then I definitely recommend this!

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Oil-Control Cleansing Mask - Available here.


Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub!

As many of you have probably discovered, the cold weather does nothing for our skin - especially our lips. Maybe its just me but when the cold creeps in, my dry lips become even worse! So I've been reaching for this an awful lot recently!

This is the Lush Bubblegum lip scrub. It smells amazing, like bubblegum (believe it or not) but its also very sweet and sugary smelling too. I know lots of people rave about the mint julips version of this but I'm not really an after eights fan and thats all that seems to remind me of! I much prefer this almost sickeningly sweet scent and the bright pink colour! This is lovely for dry lips, I use a little at night before I apply my lip balm and it buffs away all the chapped and flakey (gross, I know) bits off of my lips, leaving them silkily smooth and plump for the next day! I absolutely love this and I couldn't be without it!

What are your saviours for the cold weather?


Sunday, 17 November 2013

NARS Guy Bourdin One Night Stand Blush Palette!

For todays post, we're talking about the most beautiful thing I've ever seen! This is my first ever NARS product and boy! I'm more than impressed! 

After lusting after NARS blushers for so long (as I'm assuming most of us beauty girls do!) I finally caved in when I saw this palette! It comes with a highlighter, bronzer and four gorgeous blushes! What more could a girl want?! Heres the rundown:

Devotee (Top Left) - This is the highlighter of the palette and its super pretty! Its shimmery, but not too shimmery, no glitter but it manages to reflect so much light ad really add dimension to the face. It gives kind of like a wet look to the skin which looks amazing!

Mistinguette - (Top Centre) - This blush looks absolutely terrifying! Kind of like a more intense version of MAC Well Dressed Blush. Even though it doesn't look the most wearable blush, it actually looks really nice on the skin! It has no shimmer and when you brush a little of this over the cheeks it adds a really nice natural flush to the skin!

Orgasm (Top Right) - This is probably NARS' most popular blush and I can definitely tell why! Its such a pretty coral-pink shimmer colour that really brightens up the face and adds the most gorgeous glow!

Laguna (Bottom Left) - This is the bronzer of the bunch, another popular product from NARS. For someone pale like me its maybe a touch on the dark side but when used with a light hand it really warms up my complexion. It has a tiny amount of shimmer but I honestly can't see it when its on my face.

Deep Throat (Bottom Centre) - Whats with NARS and their names?! Haha! Anyways this blush is a lot like Orgasm but its slightly more peachy. It has a nice amount of shimmer and I love it for day-to-day wear!

Goulue (Bottom Left) - This blush is definitely the most pigmented of the bunch, a nice deep rosy colour thats perfect for this time of year. Applied with a light hand it adds a really nice winter glow to the skin despite being a matte blush!

I'm so glad I picked up this palette as its given me to chance to try out plenty of NARS blushes all at once! I definitely won't be needing to buy any more soon! Do you have this palette? Whats your favourite NARS blush? Let me know in the comments below!


Monday, 11 November 2013

Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation!

Now that the sun isn't shining as bright and the chance of a tan is very slim I was in the market for a new foundation. I find in the cooler months that a tinted moisturiser or BB cream isn't quite enough coverage for me but I still don't like the look of anything to heavy on the skin.

After a recent trip to Debenhams this gorgeously packaged foundation sneaked home with me and I absolutely love it! On the skin it looks wonderful, its medium coverage with a demi-matte finish meaning it looks like skin when you're wearing it. As I mentioned above I'm not a fan of heavy coverage or anything that looks heavy on the skin but despite this foundation being medium coverage it looks lovely sheered out or built up a little heavier, I'm yet to see it look cakey! For application I like to apply with with a damp sponge as I find when I use a brush it can settle into m pores a little, even with a primer underneath. The sponge manages to blend it into my skin so flawlessly and I find it doesn't settle into my pores at all. The foundation has a very runny, liquidy texture but its very easy to work with. I have combination skin, a little oily in the T-Zone and a little dry on my cheeks, this foundation doesn't emphasise my dry patches and it lasts well on my T-Zone with only one or two touch ups required during the day - which is pretty good on my skin! Overall I love this foundation, from when its applied to when I take it off at night it manages to keep my face looking flawless! I use the palest shade which is 0.5 but Urban Decay have 18 shades of this so theres bound to be a shade for you! For me I find it a pretty good match, I think I might be a 1.0 in the summer but right now 0.5 is perfect!

Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation - available here.


Friday, 8 November 2013

MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick!

Why I haven't got round to writing about this sooner, I don't know! I've fallen for it so hard, and considering I was never someone who liked red lipstick - this is quite an achievement. 

This lipstick was released by MAC along with the rest of the RiRi Hearts MAC, a collaboration between Rihanna and MAC. Sadly I think most of it is probably sold out by now, but I have heard another Rihanna collection is coming around christmas time!

The packaging is absolutely beautiful! Sleek rose gold with pink metallic and pink writing. It feels so luxurious compared to the usual MAC packaging and for someone who loves rose gold this is right up my street! Another nice touch is Rihanna's signature which is engraved into the bullet of the lipstick, making it look even more pretty than it already does! 

As I mentioned in the beginning I wash't typically a red lipstick wearer but when I saw this combined with the packaging I couldn't resist. The red colour is perfect! I think my problem was that I couldn't find a red that I liked and that I thought complimented my skin. RiRi Woo is a blue toned red which is pretty bright and makes your teeth look so much whiter! It's what I was class as a 'perfect red'. A lot of people say this lipstick is identical to Ruby Woo from MAC but I've never tried it before so I can't compare! 

From reading a few posts on this lipstick I've found that a lot of people find the Retro Matte texture very drying. I think for any matte lipstick its expected for it to not be particularly moisturising and this is no exception. However I apply some lip balm before and after I apply this and I can't say I've had any major problems with dry lips!

I absolutely love this lipstick and if you're still able to get your hands on it then I highly recommend that you try it out!


Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Clarins 'The Essentials' Palette!

 I'm a hardcore Naked palette fan, but when I saw this for the first time I must admit it was an exciting experience! The Essentials palette from Clarins contains 10 fabulous eyeshadows that will excite any neutral eye lover!

When you first open the palette you're presented with a plastic card which numbers the shadows as well as giving you two diagrams with different combinations in which you can wear the eyeshadows. I think this is pretty handy because if you're anything like me and can't decide between which colour to use, it gives you a little push in the right direction!

This palette is also great because it contains a nice combination of shimmer and matte eyeshadows, none of which are lacking in pigmentation. Theres also plenty of colours too, ranging from light to dark, cool toned and warm toned. I think everyone, regardless of skin tone would be able to use this.

Also provided is a handy little double-ended brush which is quite small in size on both ends, making is useful for a few things. The bristles a very soft and its handy to keep along side the palette when travelling.

I decided not to swatch every single eyeshadow but from the swatches I did do hopefully you can see that these shadows are wonderfully pigmented, soft but not too soft and I don't find fallout a problem!

Last but not least heres an awkward picture of me wearing an eye look a created from the palette!

I hope you liked this post! Have you tried this palette? Also! This palette is limited edition so if you want to get your hands on it, you'd better be quick.


Saturday, 2 November 2013

October Favourites!

The end of another month can only mean on e thing in the blogging world right? A favourites post! One of my favourites to write but I always struggle to pick just a few things to write about as I don't want to bore you all with my ramblings for too long!

Anyways, this month I managed to narrow it down to just four things! Which I was quite impressed with haha! The first this is the Soap & Glory Heel Genius Foot Cream. I know feet can sometimes be a touch topic, and not everyone likes to discuss their tiny toes but in my opinion, as weird as feet may be they need just as much care as the rest of our body! With the cooler months in full flow now my feet - heels especially - have been particularly dry. I've been using this at night time, putting a thick layer over my entire foot and then covering it with a sock which leaves me with wonderfully soft feet! And over time I've noticed that my feet are softening up in general which is always a bonus!

Secondly I've been obsessed with Marc Jacobs Honey Perfume. It smells so good! I'm generally a fan of quite sweet scents and initially I didn't think this would be a scent I'd be a fan of. However, it manages to combine the sweet scent of honey with some other fabulously, almost warm type scents? Okay, I'm terrible at describing scents but I do think this smells amazing and you should definitely gee it a whiff next time you can!

Moving swiftly onto the makeup, this month I've been particularly lazy in terms of eyeshadow especially. Opting for just mascara on my eyes or sweeping a little of the Clinique Chubby Stick For Eyes in Lots o' Latte over my lids! Its a beautiful almost cool toned brown that just looks absolutely amazing on its own. It requires hardly any effort too, a quick sweep and a blend and your good to go! I think it also looks particularly nice along side my blue eyes!

Last up a blush that to be honest I'd kind of forgotten about. Its nice to rediscover things and I think this rediscovery came just at the right time! Mac Love Thing Mineralize Blush is a dark reddish pink colour with a little shimmer that I think is absolutely perfect for these autumnal months! I think its so pretty and it brightens up my face with a natural looking flush of colour!

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! It was my birthday yesterday and I was extremely lucky to receive a new camera! Hopefully my photos look a little better and as I get used to my camera hopefully my photography will improve too! I'm also sporting a new background for my pictures, trying to get into the winter spirit! Let me know what you think in the comments below, along with your favourites for this month!

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