L- R Bourjois Healthy Mix - Sleek Pixie Pink - Sleek Rose Gold - Mac Well Dressed
These are my current go to blushers. I think all of them are very pretty, well pigmented and easy to blend!
Bourjois Healthy Mix blusher 41 - You can see what this looks like on my skin here. This is a lovely coral orange blush which gives a healthy natural glow.
Sleek Pixie Pink - I love this bright pink blusher, it gives a lovely flush of colour to the cheeks and is very pretty and girly.
Sleek Rose Gold blush - This is my favourite ever blusher. It is a gorgeous golden peach coral which has a warm golden shimmer which reflects light as you move. You can see me wearing it here.
Mac Well Dressed - This is a pretty pale soft pink, it's quite cool toned and I normally wear this in the winter but I think its perfect for these rainy summer days!
What is your favourite blusher?
Friday, June 28, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
I was lucky enough to score one of these new not-out-in-stores-yet Rimmel mascaras from Influenster to review! Here are my first impressions and mini review!
The Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara claims to "enhance your lashes beyond the limits for instantly longer and remarkably stronger lashes" and to "condition lashes for soft, lush beauty day after day." Sound pretty good! It also says, "After 30 days, lashes appear longer, stronger, and more numerous. The lash-catching brush gives you perfect separation for a clump-free result and the microfiber formula allows lashes to stay flexible - never stiff or brittle." Awesome!
Like most of Rimmel's products, the packaging is very sleek, and I like the electric green color. The wand itself is very thin and flexible, but not so much like the Maybelline Mega Plush mascara. I like that this is a lengthening mascara and not volumizing because those always end up clumpy on my lashes. I did not experience any clumping at all with this mascara, just nice long, perfectly separated lashes. After 4.5 hours of wearing two coats, I did not see any smudging which isn't too shabby.
I can't say anything about it's claim that lashes will appear "longer, stronger, and more numerous" after 30 days, but you can bet I'll be wearing this mascara every day to find out!
Watch my review and first impressions video!
Friday, June 14, 2013
I'm quite picky when it comes to perfumes, I have about three that I love and repurchase over and over again. When I first heard about Escentric Molecules 01 perfume the concept of it really intrigued me and I wanted to try it out.
Escentric Molecule perfume is made out of just one molecule which is supposed to adapt and blend with your own personal scent. I've read reviews of people describing this as woody, figgy, chocolatey, fruity or a bit like parma violets!
Not only did the lure of it being your own unique scent draw me in, but apparently its meant to be very appealing to other people. Some wearers of Escentric Molecules have had some strange experiences of being stopped on the street when they wore this and asked multiple times by strangers what perfume they were wearing!
I don't have anywhere near me that sold this so I couldn't do a test spritz before deciding whether to buy it but my boyfriend kindly bought me a bottle from amazon for Valentines day. It was £28 for 30ml which is quite reasonable I think as you only need a couple of sprays and It lasts pretty much all day.
On me it smells a bit like Parma Violets but also has a deeper hint of something else, possibly musky notes. It's a pretty smell which I enjoy wearing but I can't help but wish it had a woody figgy smell on me!
I can't say I've had any unusual experiences whilst wearing this perfume, no one has approached me or stopped me yet to ask what perfume I'm wearing, but I like having a different scent to my normal perfumes and I really like the idea and simplicity of it.
Have you tried this?
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Incase GFC disappears soon, my Bloglovin Link is
Please leave yours below too as I will be mainly following blogs through Bloglovin now!
- Edit, I've just found this link (after manually going through and adding each blog I follow individually!!) which lets you transfer all the blogs you follow on google reader easily to Bloglovin http://www.bloglovin.com/import/reader
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
First off, I just want to say that I am obsessed with this month's bag! I really loved all the products and almost feel like they were especially chosen just for me! I'm definitely going to use everything and can't wait to do so!
The bag this month is this multi-colored chevron pattern which I find really fun and summery. This would be great to bring to the beach to store a few summer beauty items like facial sunscreen/moisturizer and lip balm! The material is waterproof and very breathable but a little flimsy - at any point I feel like the zipper might come off!
In the Bag:
Zoya nail polish in "Julie" - I was so ecstatic to receive this FULL SIZE Zoya polish - plus the color is SO pretty and right up my alley! It's a shimmery, iridescent lavender color that's like nothing I own and is so perfect for spring!
Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment - I am a victim of dry hair so I love Macadamia's products for restoring moisture and repairing hair. Can't wait to treat myself to this product and is smells UH-MAZING.
Juice Beauty lip gloss in Champagne - This light pink/peach colored lip gloss has a distinctive somewhat citrusy smell. It's really pretty and best of all not too sticky.
Yaby concealer refill in Buff - I initially thought this was another eyeshadow color sample but noticed that it was actually a cream and most likely concealer - or at least that's what I'm going to use it as since it matches my skin color!
Pacifica Coconut Crushed Pearl luminizing body butter - I love anything coconut so I was really happy with this. The smell is incredible, I love it's pearlized appearance, and it feels really smooth and luxurious on your skin. Win!
What was in your Ipsy bag this month?
Monday, June 10, 2013
Today I'm going to be reviewing one of my new favorite nail polishes for spring/summer: Essie's Boom Boom Room from their Neon 2013 Collection.
Boom Boom Room is a bright bubblegum pink color that instantly reminds me of "Barbie." I'm a sucker for pinks and after seeing various Youtubers and bloggers rave about this polish, I knew I had to get my hands on it. On my trip to Ulta in Florida, I resigned to only purchasing one nail polish (I have THAT much self control haha) and this was the winner.
I really like the formula and found it very easy to apply. I didn't find it streaky at all, and it only took me two coats to be opaque. I know a lot of people like to first put on a white base coat underneath neon polishes to really make the color pop, but I thought it looked just fine on its own so save yourself the time. Instead, since it does dry matte, I highly recommend adding a top coat to really make the color stand out.
In conclusion, I think I've found my go-to pink polish for summer and know I'll definitely be getting a lot of use out of it in the next couple months! Retails for $8, get it yourself at Target, Ulta, most drugstores, and Amazon (not an affiliate link).
On a side note, you can't see it in the picture below, but I love how this polish makes my hands look tan for some reason - especially because I'm so pale!
Have you tried Essie's Boom Boom Room?? What do you think?
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Since I've moved to New York City, I haven't been to either a Target or an Ulta *gasp* so on my trip back home to Florida, I definitely made sure to make trips to both and treat myself to some products that I've had my eye on for awhile including the new Revlon Lip Butters, Maybelline Color Tattoos, and FINALLY The Rocket mascara!
What I Bought at Ulta:
- NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
- NYX eye pencil sharpener
- Formula 10.0.6 Down to the Pore blackhead banishing pore strips
- Essie "Boom Boom Room" nail polish
- sample of healthysexyhair Soy Renewal Argan Oil
What I Bought at Target:
- Maybelline The Rocket mascara
- Simple Facial Cleansing Wipes
- Maybelline "Lasting Lilac" eyeshadow duo
- Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Pen in Ivory
- Maybelline Master Duo 2-in-1 liquid eyeliner in Black Lacquer
- Maybelline 24-Hour Color Tatoo in Lavish Lavender, Waves of White, Seashore Frosts, and Icy Mint
- Maybelline Vivid lipsticks in Fuchsia Flash, Pink Pop, and Shocking Coral
- Maybelline Color Whispers in Coral Ambition, Oh La Lilac, and Petal Rebel
- Revlon Lip Butters in Pink Lemonade, Wild Watermelon, Sorbet, and Juicy Papaya
- NYC "French Tip" nail polish
- Essie "In the Cab-ana" nail polish
Be sure to watch the video to hear more about my haul!
Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
These have actually been my favourites for a few months now, they are all pretty basic but staples for me at the moment. I've been loving a fresh faced, natural but glowy look for spring and these have all helped me acheieve this look!
Loreal Lumi Magic Primer - I've wanted this for a while but the price put me off. This is £9.99 for 20ml however I picked this up as my freebie when boots had 3 for 2 on make up. I love to use this on my upper cheeks and all around and under my eyes before foundation. It really lightens the area and gives a pretty glow to your skin. The only problem I've found with this is that it separates in the bottle, you need to give it a good shake before use but then it really delivers for me on illuminated, fresh skin.
Mac Paint pot in Bare study - So easy for a quick sweep of colour over the eye, its such a pretty champagne colour and great for no fuss, quick and long lasting make up. This has been a favourite of mine for quite a while now.
Sally Hansen Double Duty strengthening base & top coat. I've worn this alone on my nails most week days and then I will wear this under one of my current favourite Nail varnishes on the weekends. My nails have been growing so quickly recently and I'm pretty sure it's thanks to this, a good cuticle oil and not wearing nail varnish during the week.
La Roche Posay Effclar Duo - This has really cleared up my skin, whenever I'm having a bad skin day I use this as my morning moisturiser until my skin clears up. I bought this from boots on a 2 for £15 deal, I'm so glad I stocked up as it really works for me and has become a staple in my skincare routine!
The Body Shop born lippy in pomegranate - I love this colour! Its a pretty sheer orange red balm, great for simple Make-up and gives you just a hint of colour on the lips whilst moisturising. I've had this in my Make-up Bag for a good few months now and I definitely want to try more of the colours.
My non beauty favourites are - Season 4 Of the Vampire Diaries (I think this has been my favourite season yet!) I can't wait for 'The Originals' spin off series and for Season 5!
I have also just started knitting and I love it! I've also loved the Beautiful mess app and eating lots and lots of Raspberries.