Friday, 20 September 2013

Too Faced 'La Creme' Lip Creame 'In The Buff'

Hey everyone, my lips recently have been really dry and horrible recently and I've been coting them in Elizabeth Arden 8hour cream over night, but during the day I needed a moisturising lipstick to maintain my lips hydration. In Boots a couple of weeks back I picked up the Too Faced La Creme Lip Cream £18 in the shade 'In The Buff' which is a brown nude shade, but slightly peachy I would say, which I like because it is perfect for everyday wear. I will start of by saying I disprise the stench of this lipstick it really gets to the back of throat and tastes revolting but after a while the smell does die down, the smell of white lotus flower is really over powering for me.
Having said that, this lipstick does all the things I was looking for. It is a rich moisturisng formula which hydrates my lips for a good 4-5 hours I would say while I am at work I do touch up a tad on my dryer areas for extra hydration. 'In the Buff' lipstick is very creamy and pigmented which I like, of course, it is quite luxurious to wear on the mouth as it smooths some areas and I can feel it hydrating my lips, as when your lips are dry they feel tight, rough and sore, but once I apply this lipstick they just instantly feel released, smooth and more calm. Also the colour of this lipstick lasts just as long as the hydration, which is an added bonus. I was weary of how this shade would look on my skin tone but it actually fits pretty well, it isn't too dark and it isn't too light it just looks surprisingly flattering for me. There are 15 shades to chose from so there is something there for everyone and I really recommend picking one up.

Have you tried this lipstick before?


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Sunday, 15 September 2013

Bourjois Java Rice Loose Powder

Hey everyone, recently Boujois re-launched their Java Rice Powder to celebrate their 150th bithday. Wowza. This powder was Bourjois' best selling cult product in 1879 and have been reinvented for 2013, and you can pick it up in Boots and Superdrug in the UK for £9.99.

I'll start by saying I love the gorgeous vintage looking packaging it just looks super pretty sitting in my make-up collection, plus I am a sucker for vintage/pin up themes. The lid is a screw top but inside there is a sifter dispencer which means there is less mess when you open the lid and you have a lot more control over how much powder is released. On to the powder, it is a pink, feather light, loose powder which is very soft and smooth to the touch. It has small shimmers through it to help achieve a lumious finish on the skin. I use this product to set my under eye concealer as it is quite light reflective but also my skin looks flawless all over and it sets foundation and concealer really well. Although there is shimmer through-out the product it is not glittery on the skin and it just leaves the skin looking luminous and pretty.
This is such a beautiful product I just can not fault it, ladies you need to go and grab this it smells gorgeous, it looks gorgeous, it feels fluffy and soft and it gives the skin a flawless finish, and it also sets your make-up into place all day and/or night.

Have yo tried this powder yet? and what are your thoughts?


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Thursday, 12 September 2013

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

Hey guys,
Now quite recently I was in Boots in Brighton and I was browsing and I saw they had a Too Faced stand there which I had never seen before. I had to take a look,of course. I have a four page list of products that I want to pick up, oops, but one of those products was the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer the link is to the Beuaty Bay website as I cannot find it on the Boots site, although I did pick it up in store £25.

This products smells absolutly deliceous, and so it should as it is made with real cocoa powder, it is sweet chocolate but not too intense or over powering. The bronzer is matte which is super, as you can use for bronzing and then build in certain areas for a contour if you wish to. I will agree with those of you who think it looks super dark in the pan, but I can also assure you it isn't as dark as you may think. When I compared this to their 'Milk' Chocolate bronzer that one pretty much matched my skintone, and this just gave a light dusting of bronze over the face. Although it is matte it still leaves the skin with a shine-free sun kissed glow which I love. It is a similar concept to the Bourjois Chocolate Bronzer except this this Too Faced one doesn't have an orange-y tone to it.
The packaging is pretty, however, the lid is loose and does rattle and as there is a mirror inside it I am worried it will crack in my make-up bag, but it hasn't happened yet, and speaking of the mirror it is a very good size. With some products you can find that when you swirl your brush/finger in the product you get a lot of excess powder fall over the place but I can safely say, I didn't find that with this product unless used to firmly of course. There are such little faults I can give this product really. It is easy to blend, light, smooth, smells a-m-azing, and I find it compliments my skintone very nicely too. I would recommend for more fairer skintones useing the Mlk chocolate shade.

Have you tried this bronzer? What is your favourite Too Faced product?


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Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Maybelline Colour Show Nail Polish

Not too long ago now Maybelline launched their new gel based formular nail polishes which are avaiable in Boots or Superdrug for £2.99. I believe that there is 41 colours to chose from so there will be something for everyone. The packaging is actually really nice and simple and I like that it round but not to big not too small either. I'm not sure how I feel about these polishes as a whole because I found that some formulas were quite gloopy and some a little too runny and hard to work with, a lot like the BarryM hi-shine nails polishes. All of these polishes have an extremly heavy scent to them it really hits you in the nose, it smells like very stong nail varnish remover.

This first shade is called 'Green With Envy' which is a beautiful mint green shade and lovely for summer, as it reminds me of mint choc chip cornetto's. The formula to this varnish is a tad too gloopy and I found it created a little buildup of product at the tip of the nail so I had to really minimise the amount of polish on the brush, having said that it is still a beautiful shade. Also I would recommend giving this polish a very good shake before usuing this did help just liquidize the product a little more making it easier to work with.

'Orange Attack' is a very vibrant orangey red colour, on the nails it does come off more red than orange but in the bottle and photo it looks like a firey orange. The forula to this polish is quite runny and moves alot over the nails which I don't like at all, I like to relax painting my nails not have to control where its going creating mess all around my nails. This isn't my favourite one of the 4 I have tried but although it is very runny it still dries quickly.

'Electric Yellow' I was surprised how much I liked this nail varnish. Its very bright yellow and a lovely summery, sun colour. This formular is my favourite of the four its not too runny not to gloopy and easy to work with. You do need a couple of coats as it isn't very opaque. I was looking at different yellows at different stands but this was just the brightest one I found.

The last polish is ' Coral Craze' which is such a beautiful coral shade for summer time, my only issue is its far too hard to work with. I found it very gloopy and again a lot of build up at the tip of the nail, although it does loosen up with a shake you do have to keep shaking it up during painting the nails which isn't fun.

Overall I don't have an opinion of the entire range but I would pick up more of these polishes to try. What do you think of these polishes?