Saturday, 29 March 2014

My Top Five High end Foundations

I own lot's of different types of foundations High street to High-end, I'm always on the look out for the next best release but these five have been in my collection and I have repurchased them so I thought I'd share..

A new-generation texture. An unprecedented sensory experience. A unique makeup result. Rapid and easy application. Chanel VITALUMIÈRE AQUA. Apply your makeup without thinking about it. Its soft and evanescent ultra-fine fluid texture is a real surprise: although exceptionally delicate and light, it offers an incomparable 'second-skin' perfecting result. The complexion appears amazingly even, fresh and energized. The skin glows with seemingly nude beauty. As if lit from within. Bathed in light - Its formula, endowed with a UVB sun filter and mineral sunscreen, protects the skin from damaging sun rays (SPF 15). Its crystalline fragrance accentuates the sensation of freshness and pleasure on application. A perfect foundation for all year but I prefer to wear in the warmer months as it looks very natural, very light in texture giving a lovely finish, not a full coverage foundation but provides enough for me! Available from around £28.00.

Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Make Up SPF 10. This liquid foundation contains nearly 40% water. It gives skin a fresh, comfortable sensation Instantly blends with skin & imparts a light coverage. Evens out complexion for a natural & transparent appearance. When used daily skin becomes more beautiful & radiant. Medium coverage, long lasting gives me a beautiful finish, very hydrating and light. Available from £28.80.

A multi-tasking formula for creating a gorgeous, flawless complexion. The Sensual Skin Enhancer was created to mimic the appearance of healthy, radiant skin. It can be used as a spot foundation, concealer, all-over foundation, highlighter or mixed with your moisturiser for a tinted moisturiser effect - the possibilities are endless! Honey and jojoba oil create a soft, dewy finish as well as lend themselves to the formula's silky texture. No matter how you wear it, The Sensual Skin Enhancer leaves the complexion with a fresh, flawless finish. A teeny tiny pot that lasts forever! You only need a pin prick amount of product to cover your whole face... Gives a 
great finish, long lasting, flawless a great product for all year round, perfect for travelling as takes up no space at all.. Quite expensive at £38.00 but in my opinion worth it.

A shine controlling, oil-free, water-resistant, complete coverage liquid foundation. Hides imperfections, evens out skintone, and mattifies with a non-oily, perfectly powdered finish. The result is flawless and lasts for hours. Although this foundation provides full coverage, the end result is completely adjustable to fit your needs—a little goes a long way. A full coverage foundation giving a semi matte finish, long lasting and splash (water) resistant making it great for summer and holidays! Available from £30.50

Shiseido Suncare Sun Protection Liquid Foundation N SPF30 resists perspiration, water, and oil to maintain a soft matte look on skin, even during outdoor activities. Glides on smoothly and evenly; feels non-sticky and feather-light. Transfer-resistant. Remains fresh and colour-true for hours. This foundation lasts amazingly well in the heat, it stays put leaving your make up looking flawless all day. This is my go-to foundation when the weather heats up! Available from £30.00.

What's your favourite High-End foundation?

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

My Top Five Cleansers

I've really got into the routine of cleansing my face to remove all my make up, I like to use different ones to give my skin the best cleanse.. Here are my Top five cleansers for my Combination skin that I've got lined up on my bathroom shelf that I'm loving at the moment....

1.Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm is the ultimate cleansing ritual for your skin. Formulated with Elemis' new cleansing format to deeply cleanse and soften your skin. Helping to preserve your skins natural barrier and restore your skins elasticity and tone. I really like this balm, it smells spa like and very relaxing to use just before bed, it leaves my face feeling soft and hydrated, it doesn't leave any resudue behind only gripe is it stings like crazy if it comes into contact with my eyes!! Available for around £39.50.

2.Physiological Cleansing Gel gently cleanses normal to combination sensitive skin. The Cleansing agents selected for an optimal tolerance, high make-up removal power, hydrating and soothing active ingredients, with La Roche-Posay thermal spring water. Physiological pH, soap-free,alcohol-free, colorant-free, formulated without paraben. Normal to combination sensitive skin is perfectly cleansed; its physiological balance is respected. Gently cleanses meaning it is great for dry to very dry sensitive skin. I love using this when my skin is feeling a little sorry for itself, dry, sore needing some TLC, it's lovely and creamy leaving my skin soft, happy and hydrated. Available for around £12.00.

3.REN Rosa Centifolia Hot Cloth Cleanser is a rich two-phase cleanser that purifies, decongests, gently exfoliates and removes all make-up. It leaves skin refreshed, radiant, smoothed and replenished without dryness or tightness. It Cleanses, purifies, smoothes, decongests and removes make up. Leaving Skin feeling refreshed, soft and radiant, softer, firmer, smoother. Skin is never dry or tight. This smells lovely, if rose is your thing then you need to try this! Available for £16.00.

4.Soap & Glory’s indispensable daily face cleanser, Peaches And Clean removes make-up and impurities in one clean sweep. It’s gentle, effective, melts away make-up (even waterproof mascara), and re-energises your complexion in two minutes. I Love this product I have used on and off for years! It smells amazing with a minty, fruity sort of scent.. It can be used as a cleanser or a mask to exfoliate your skin with the fruit acids.. Not one for sensitive skin as can cause redness. £8.00.

5.Clarins extra-comfort Anti-pollution cleansing cream. The anti-pollution cream cleanser for skin challenged by a polluted urban environment. Enriched with extracts of purifying Moringa and nourishing Shea and mango, this rich cream cleanser is ultra-effective and restores the skin's purity, radiance and beauty while providing ultimate comfort. For use on face and eyes. This really cleans my skin without stripping it or making it feel dry, it's very thick and nourishing. Available for £25.00.

What are your favourite cleansers?

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream

The Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream is actually a pretty lightweight cream that could be used for everyday. It sinks in fairly fast and did'nt leave any residue behind. While it's substantial enough to be used as a night cream, but I I think it would also work well as a day cream for people with more drier skin under makeup. I've tried it both as a day and night cream, with no problems, It also seems a little thinner than some of the other Kiehl's creams I've tried, the Ultra Facial Cream also has no fragrance, which is great. 

The ingredients for the Ultra Facial Cream are also really great if you're looking to moisturise your skin. The key ingredients are water, as well as Glycerin, very useful in skincare. Also ingredients that help to moisturise the skin. These include Squalane, another excellent moisturising ingredient, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, which is an ingredient that helps with moisturising the skin, and improving the texture of the cream, Sucrose Stearate, another emollient, and Stearyl Alcohol, which despite the "alcohol" in its name is actually not drying to skin - it's a fatty alcohol, which helps to moisturise the skin. because so many emollients in the cream mean it could be pretty heavy-feeling, Ultra Facial Cream is packed with lots of humectants and emollients, to give you great hydration, while still feeling light on the skin. There are also some plant extracts, the main ones being Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Persea Gratissima Oil, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, and Oryza Sativa Bran Oil, great additions as natural moisturisers for the skin.

So if you're looking for a cream that offers great hydration with a solid formula, if you're looking for a value for money purchase that's effective, then this is worth checking out, I do think this cream is pretty good it didn't make my Normal/combination skin greasy and would be great for dry/sensitive skin as it is really nourishing. Available at from £24.00, I am really loving this brand at the moment the products are brilliant and I am seeing real improvements in my skin, the next face cream I have my eye on is the Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream! It sounds amazing.. *adds to Wishlist*

What's your favourite daily moisturiser? 

Sunday, 23 March 2014

My Top Five Setting Powders.

I really like face powders as I have normal/combination skin, I need a powder that will keep the shine at bay, that keeps my face shine free without looking cakey and unnatural. Here are my Top five if the moment.
1.Becca fine pressed powder - The ultimate “show off” compact. Beautifully packaged with its own zippered nylon pouch for protection in the handbag, this exceptionally fine, silky pressed powder is designed for portable touch-ups to reduce shine and freshen make-up. This micro-milled powder contains a superior, modified rice starch, allowing it to be applied as often as desired, without cakiness. Great product, Gives me a lovely lasting finish, lovely product for £9.00.

2.Clarins Ever Matte - The compact powder which effectively controls shine for hours, leaving skin fresh and flawless. Its ultra-fine, comfortable texture evens the complexion with a transparent finish. The "Shine-Stopper" complex combines the benefits of plants and purity of minerals to instantly matify the complexion, control shine and tighten pores. Your complexion is perfectly even, velvety-smooth and looks incredibly beautiful. Make-up hold is improved. This keeps me matte nearly all day, a beautiful compact with a great product £27.00

3.Rimmel Stay Matte - Stay Matte feels lightweight.  It glides on smoothly to provide even, natural-looking, long-wearing coverage that effectively conceals imperfections while revealing your natural flawless matte perfection.  And, because it is free of fragrance, oils, parabens and talc, and because it won't clog pores, it's great for all skin types. £3.99

4.Chanel Les Beiges -  Free like a breath of fresh air. Spontaneous like the perfect getaway. Enveloping like a caress of light, reveal the healthy glow of each woman and provide a sensation of lightness, well-being and freshness. Les Beiges compact powder gives your skin the fresh, pure radiance of days spent outdoors. The fine, lightweight and antioxidant powder shields the skin from environmental stress and sunlight thanks to its SPF 15 / PA++ sun filter. Its ultra-protective formula, enriched with cotton flower and white rose plant cells, becomes one with the skin. It is gentle on all skin types, even the most sensitive. The Healthy Glow Sheer Powder also features the iconic CHANEL compact case, dressed for the first time in beige, the timeless and exclusive beige. Its big mirror, with a larger inclination angle. Love, love, love! The packaging is to due for and the powder is pretty amazing too! Gives great natural luminous coverage - love it! Quite pricey at £38.00 but its Chanel..

5.Bourjois Healthy Balance - A unifying powder that evens out and boosts the radiance of your complexion whilst taking care of your skin.With Asian fruit therapy formula to restore balance to the skin: the Sharon fruit smoothes and moisturises dry areas, whilst Yuzu fruit absorbs excess shine. Its ultra fine, blendable texture provides a light and undetectable finish on skin. Includes a handy large mirror ideal for achieving the perfect make-up result! Available in 4 natural shades for all skin tones. And it’s good for my skin, Hypoallergenic formula, Non comedogenic, Dermatologically tested gives a lovely natural finish to my skin keeps me matte for a good 6hrs+ great product for £8.99.

What's your favourite mattifying powder? 

Elemis Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules Duo Limited Edition

Celebrating 10 years of Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules, this Gorgeous looking Anniversary Edition contains 2 supersize jars with 60 rose capsules and 60 lavender capsules presented in a keep-sake box. How pretty is this packaging as soon as I saw it I wanted to own it... Doesn't it remind you of a certain posh jewellers?!

The Rose capsules hydrate, soften and stimulate endorphins during the day while the Lavender capsules help restore cell metabolism and maximise cell repair overnight. The antioxidant power of moringa oil is proven to be up to 1700% more powerful than that of other cosmetic oils. Moringa Oil helps to physically repair visible signs of ageing by sweeping clean the skin cell matrix, ridding it of harmful toxins and allowing nutrients to be absorbed more effectively.

It also includes 2 very cute (empty) mini travel jars. Perfect for taking your capsules away with you on holiday. Each capsule gives just the right amount of product, they smell amazing and soak into my skin like a dream, my skin is looking hydrated, more rested and youthful. I'm loving the Lavender scent at night, I find it very relaxing!. A gorgeous present to give your Mum on Mothers day, this beautiful duo is worth £124.00 but is at a special price of £79.50 on Time to, giving you a great saving, it should last you just over two months.

I think Elemis are a fantastic company as in celebration of this milestone, Elemis are partnering with the charity 'Wellbeing of Women' and are donating £15,000 to support the technological development of a ground breaking device for gynecological surgery. If that's not a reason to purchase this lovely little duo what is?!

Saturday, 22 March 2014

My Top Five Eyeshadow Palettes

Eye shadows palettes.. There are so many palettes out there, I've had some awful chalky ones with loads of fallout in the past trying to save and getting a 'bargain'.... but you don't always have to break the bank to find a good one, here are a few palettes (Brands) I am loving at the moment!

1. Urban Decay Naked Palettes - THIS is how Urban Decay does neutral! Far from boring, Urban Decay's Naked Palette features a shade range that runs from the palest champagne to the grittiest gunmetal. Not just "shades of beige", each shadow has a distinctly Urban look, yet works for Everyone, Unless you have lived under a rock with your eyes closed and fingers in your ears you will have seen and heard millions of reviews about these three beauty's. Do I need all? ... Erh No! Definitely not but as I have a slight problem where make up is concerned, I had to snap each one up as they were released...For reviewing purposes of course!! Ha..These palettes offer Amazing colours, amazing quality, Three perfectly compact palettes available from £36.00 each.

2. MUA Undressed and Undress me to Palettes - Two fabulous additions to the MUA Palette family, these are the ultimate must have. They have a great combination of nude shimmers and mattes and the colour selection is great for creating this season’s clean, natural look with highly pigmented colours. Fantastic quality dupes for the UD Naked Palettes but costing only £4.00! Each.. I'm hoping they bring out a third one too! The quality isn't as good as the UD but they do a great job, blend easily with good pigmentation, perfect to add to your collection if you are on a budget or if you just want a palette for travel that you don't mind if it breaks as for the price you can pick up another without crying as you hand over your money!

3.Stila In the Light Palette - The In The Light palette is a beautiful collection of Stila's award-winning eye shadows in wearable, neutral shades for every skintone that can be worn wet or dry. includes an exclusive Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner. The palette is stunning every shade is beautiful including my favourite Kitten, a perfect champagne shade that completes any eye look, creamy shadows, highly pigmented, compact. Available from £25.00.

4.theBalm Nude 'tude Palette - This amazing palette consists of 12 beautiful shadows that make wearing nudes sexy! These satiny smooth colours can be applied naturally, i.e. “let me slip into something more comfortable” or beautifully layered. The wide range gives you light highlighters as well as brazen bold shades that work to add definition and emphasis to your lids. Nude`tude allows you to dramatically dress up your eyes—if nothing else! Another gorgeous palette I umm'd and Ahh'd about for far too long but after saving £20 of my Birchbox rewards points I finally took the plunge and got it for only  £6.50 which I think is awesome! Such great pigmented, creamy shadows with really cute packaging.Available for £26.50.

5. Sleek Makeup Palettes - (The one above is 'Oh so Special') Sleek MakeUP’s legendary i-Divines are 12 shades of high-quality, super-pigmented eye shadow, suited to every skin tone. perfect for subtle daytime pops of colour or glistening evening eyes. The palettes always contain a mix of shimmer and matte shades that make the palettes even more wearable. I have nearly everyone except the bright ones as I would never be able to wear them without looking like Coco the Clown! They have so many different palettes I'm sure you'll be able to find your perfect match. Fantastic quality shadows, last a long time, blend perfectly, The compact palette also has a Huge! Mirror which is great for Travel available from only £7.99.

What's your Favourite Palette? 

Friday, 21 March 2014

My Top Five Primers

I'm always on the look out for the latest primer that will smooth my skin, reduce my pores and make me look twenty again! - maybe the latter is a bit of a high expectation, but you never know!.... I have primers I like, Primers I love and Primers I hate.. Here are just a few of my most used..I have about 2-3 which I use but I've not included but I DO really like them, I just wanted to stick to series of top five! 

1.Clarins Instant Smooth Self Tanning - Have a good skin day every day with Clarins Instant Smooth Self Tanning, a caramel-tinted complexion perfector and self tanner all in one. Experience the magic of Clarins’ iconic Instant Smooth with the gorgeous glow of a self tan. The Instant Smooth Self Tanning formulation instantly tints the skin so that you can see where you’ve already applied the tan. It then progressively develops into a gorgeous, semi-permanent, sun-kissed glow in just 1-2 hours. Quick to apply and even quicker to dry, this is tanning like you’ve never experienced before. This leaves my skin soft and smooth, a great base to apply foundation over with the added bonus of a touch of colour! Available from £14.00.

2.Benefit Porefessional - POREfessional Quickly minimise the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. Translucent, oil-free formula complements all skintones and helps makeup stay put. Contains a Vitamin E derivative, known to protect skin from free radicals. This does what it says on the tin! Smooths pores making make up last and look flawless. But very expensive for a tiny 22ml... Available from £24.50!

3.bareMinerals PrimeTime - A foundation primer developed to address flaky dryness, fine lines, excess oil, and enlarged pores. This mineral-infused formula glides on with no tacky feel to provide a skin-smoothing complexion prior to applying Foundation. I use this with both mineral and liquid foundation, gives a great finish to both. Available from £21.00.

4.Smashbox Photo Finish Light - Create a perfect canvas for foundation application with a silky, lightweight blend of vitamins A and E, grapeseed extract and green tea. Worn alone or under foundation to increase makeup wear, Smashbox's best-selling primer helps smooth fine lines and pores for flawless skin with a velvety-smooth finish. Long lasting and gives a great base for foundation. Available from £12.50 (travel size).

5.Urban Decay De Slick Spray - Meet your most powerful oil-control ally. De-Slick mists on weightlessly to control oil, deflect surface shine and keep skin looking beautifully matte. High-tech ingredients help keep foundation, shadow and blush from smudging, sliding or fading - so you hardly ever need to touch up. This groundbreaking, clinically tested formula features patented Temperature Control Technology. Yep, this baby actually lowers the temperature of your makeup to help it stay put and keep skin looking smooth (but never shiny). The spray delivers a microfine mist that goes on so light, you'll hardly feel it - and once you've applied it, you won't even know it's there. De Slick is a great product as you can put it directly on clean skin before foundation as a primer and then spray over your foundation to set your powder, It really is a great product, I was sent a deluxe sample of the all nighter spray as you can see above. It's good but it doesn't make my make up look as flawless as long as De Slick. Available from £9.00 (Travel size).

I'm going to a Wedding in Sicily soon and am trying to decide if any of the above will be coming with me or if there is a better one for hot climates to stop my make up from sliding down my face?!

What's your favourite holiday primer?

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Eau Thermale Avène Soothing Hydrating Serum

The Eau Thermale Avène Soothing Hydrating Serum is designed as a complementary step in your current skincare routine to aid the maintenance of natural,radiant skin. It is suitable for all skin types especially sensitive skin. as there is literally nothing in it that would irritate their skin. The serum contains Avène Thermal Spring Water, which soothes the skin, reduces redness and stops irritation.  It is also particularly effective when applied to your face if you've caught the sun as it really reduces the redness and takes out the sting; I'll definitely be taking this to Sicily with me this year!

The serum is light, almost gel like in formulation and feels water based.  It is oil free making it perfect for those who have oily skin.  I have been applying it morning after cleansing and toning, before my day moisturiser.  It is fast absorbing and whilst you can feel it on your skin afterwards, it doesn't leave a film. Using the serum on a morning really smooths my skin and provides a great base for makeup application. I prefer to use something a little more intense at night, but that's just my preference.

Eau Thermale Avène Soothing Hydrating Serum* comes in lovely simple packaging containing a glass bottle giving it a luxurious feel, that allows you see exactly how much product you have left, However as it's in a glass bottle it isn't too travel friendly, but I can easily transfer some into a little pot, which I usually do with most of my products anyway so isn't a drama to me..(It also allows me to take lot's of different products!).

I was kindly sent mine from to review, It is currently on offer for £12.75 from £17.00 as they have 1/3 off French skincare. I really love Escentual as they have great discounts and amazing products! This really is a great simple addition to my skincare.

Have you tried any Avène products?

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

My Top Five Perfumes

I LOVE perfume as I like to know I smell good! I own about 30+ perfumes in total and am very fickle meaning I hardly ever finish new perfume's I have my ultimate favourites like Chloe, Deep Red, JPG, I also know I love a scent when I have a travel size for my bag and a 100ml in my perfume drawer. The scents below  are the ones I have been receiving for over the past few months.

1.Signature Chloe by Chloe - Feminine, distinctive and beautiful, Chloe Signature Eau de Parfum is the ideal perfume for women, a bold and seductive scent which has a strong composition which also has a refreshing and light element. Chloe Signature features top notes of Lychee, Freesia and Peony, middle notes of Lily of the Valley, Rose and Magnolia and base notes of Virginia Cedar and Musk, a unique and attractive perfume that would make the ideal signature scent. The Chloe Signature Eau de Parfum Spray features a stylish perfume bottle typical of the brand and would be perfect for wearing every day to complement your style.This scent is absolutely stunning, It smells amazing, lasts forever and always but me in a happy mood. Prices start at £28.00.

2.Deep Red Woman by Hugo Boss - HUGO Deep Red Eau de Parfum is a popular fragrance for women by Hugo Boss which has a bold, exciting fragranced aimed at the strong, active woman. Featuring top notes of Pear, Mandarin Orange, Blood Orange, Clementine and Blackcurrant, heart notes of Ginger, Freesia, Tuberose and Hibiscus Seed and base notes of Vanilla, Musk, California Cedar and Sandalwood, HUGO Deep Red is a fantastic blend of sweet, citrus and woodsy tones, it makes a great evening perfume with a smooth red glass bottle and the Hugo Boss branding, HUGO Deep Red is an on-trend and attractive perfume for women. Perfect for date night, this perfume smells sexy! I love wearing this perfume, it gives me confidence knowing I smell good.. I always get compliments wearing this scent. Prices start from £30.00.

3. Classique by Jean Paul Gaultier - The fragrance for women by Jean Paul Gaultier. A classic women's fragrance. The corset and the rose incarnate femininity. A sweet, bold Eau de Toilette.
A bewitching, voluptuous Eau de Parfum. I love this scent, it is instantly recognisable and stays on your clothes for ages, another sexy scent, hard to describe, but once you do you'll fall in love! Prices start from £30.00.

4.Alien by Thierry Mugler - Distinctive and mysterious, yet comforting and soft, Alien by Thierry Mugler conveys passion sensuality and the essence of absolute femininity. A rich floral woody amber containing jasmine sambac, cashmeran wood and white amber it is a fragrance whose magic trails awakens your emotions. A scent like no other it is irresistibly appealing and totally out of this world... Prices start at £27.00.

5.Daisy eau so Fresh by Marc Jacobs - Is Vibrant, charming, whimsical Daisy Eau So Fresh is the spirited new version of the original Daisy. It transports you to a place that is happy and sunny.  Heart notes - Wild Rose, Violet, Apple Blossom Top notes - Raspberry ,Grapefruit,Pear, Base Notes Plum, Cedarwood, Musk. A very Fruity Floral Scent perfect for Summer prices start at £24.50.

What's your favourite scent? 

kiehls midnight recovery concentrate

The Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate is a night serum designed to help repair your skin as you sleep and deliver hydration and balance your skin with its key ingredients of squalene and evening primrose oil and my favourite part of this serum is – lavender oil. The Midnight Recovery Concentrate is infused with the wonderfully relaxing scent of lavender. I started using this about one month ago not only has it improved my skin massively, I've also noticed I sleep better?!  

I love the deep blue glass bottle this elixir comes in. With the hygienic dropper squeeze top that dispenses just enough serum, I put 2-3 drops on the tips of my fingers warm it up and then lightly press the product into my skin the gently rub in - sort of giving myself a mini facial massage, which adds to my relaxation. I noticed almost immediately how velvety my skin felt. There are no silicones nor parabens in the Midnight Recovery Concentrate. It does not feel nor look oily if used correctly and my skin feels plumped and hydrated. It actually feels like water which my skin just drinks it up straight away.

It absorbs and dries quickly. Kiehl’s says your skin will look visibly better in the morning. I tested this theory in the 2 weeks that I used only the Midnight Recovery Concentrate without night cream. Yes it does look good in the morning. It looks rested and better and I feel more rested too! I attribute it to the lavender oil that helps me relax so I sleep better and so with my body relaxed, of course the skin will look better. I use it now with night cream and things are looking pretty good. Somehow the combination just works.

Overall I am very very impressed with this, my skin is looking better especially my forehead which had some serious frown lines from not wearing sun glasses and of course frowning too much... Blame my Husband!! I really can see an improvement and reduction in them, making them more softer allowing my foundation to sit smoothly on top. 30ml costs £36.00 but as you only use 2-3 tiny drops it'll last you forever!. I really want to try the eye cream that is part of this collection... *adds to wishlist*
Have you used this Brand, What would you recommend? 

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Bourjois Peach on the Beach

Bourjois jumped on the band wagon and released a lip gloss crayon, which as you are probably aware of as they been raved about over the past months. I first saw them and swatched when they came out last year, but decided to wait before I bought any, but with people claiming they are even better than the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain and the Clinique Chubby sticks which have also proven to be very popular. I decided to give into Superdrugs 3 for 2 offer..

I fell for 'Peach on the beach' as soon as I saw images of it. I just love this shade I have a weakness when I'm faced with anything 'Neon or Coral' and as you can see this shade is both! there are five other shades available in PruneRougeOrange PunchFuchsia LibraRed Sunrise. They retail for £7.99 which is exactly the same as the Revlon lip crayons. 

The crayon is so lovely to apply, I immediately felt the hydration on my lips, The colour is lovely and very vibrant perfect for spring/summer. It also VERY glossy, I am very impressed with the colour pay off, ease to apply and longevity - I got a good 4-5hrs.. It states 10hrs but come on who ever believes that?! 

Have you joined in with this trend, which are your favourite ones?

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Alien Eau Extraordinaire

Introducing the new Alien Eau Extraordinaire, a luminous floral fragrance with an incandescent freshness. A delicate fusion of fresh Tunisian neroli and bergamot tea notes enriched with the irresistible and sensual notes of tiare flower and the deep notes of white amber. A fragrance that conveys a feeling of happiness and serenity to all women.

To me, it smells more florally and citrusy a watered down version of the original, but it simply means that the scent succeeds at being a lighter, more summer-appropriate interpretation of Alien, but it doesn’t quite have the boldness or presence of character to make it something truly extraordinary. That being said It really is a pretty scent. I'm sure Alien fans will love it!!... The bottle is stunning and looks lovely on my dressing table. I love the original of this scent, It is such a unique fragrance. Thierry Mugler’s Alien Eau Extraordinaire is available in 60ml (£50) and 90ml (£68) refillable Eau de Toillette. A 90ml ‘eco-refill’ is also available for £57. 

What fragrance will you be picking up for Summer? 

Thursday, 13 March 2014

My top five Bronzers.

I love Bronzer to contour my face and to add some much needed colour! Here are my top five most reached for...

1.The Body Shop Honey Bronzer in 01- £13.00 - This is a perfect everyday matte bronzer, it gives me a natural  bronzed glow and contour, easy to bulid if you like a little more colour in the warmer months.

2.Clarins Duo Bronzer in 01 - £22.00 - This is a beautiful compact with a matte bronzer on one side and a slightly shimmery one on the other, I use the Matte for contouring and the shimmery one as a blush, the shimmer isn't very noticeable you can only really see it in certain lights. 

3.Too Faced Beach Bunny Bronzer - £25.00 - This bronzer is Perfect for holidays as it adds a gorgeous bronzed blush and highlight effect to your cheeks turning you into a bronzed goddess! It certainly isn't a contour blush as it's way to shimmery but looks stunning on.

4.Nars Multiple Bronzer in Tuomota - This shade is unfortunately no longer available (maye try eBay?) which is a massive shame as it's perfect for pale skinned girls. It's very similar to my Chanel bronze universal but in a tube.. I love this for contouring my face for nights out or special occasions, it gives me epic cheek bones and really creates dramatic features, I apply on top of my
cream foundation before powder.. It's just perfection!

5.Guerlain Terracotta 4 seasons in 01 Blondes - £43.00 - This compact is stunning! The product is lovely and light giving me a lovely natural tan, perfect for contouring and colour one segment has a little shimmer but the other three are matte is slighlt different shades great for all seasons as the name suggests! 

What's your perfect Bronzer?