Sunday, 30 September 2012

Small Beauty Haul!

Here's a few bits and bobs I have purchased recently.
 I bought (from left to right):
MeMeMe Flawless Cream Foundation in 'Beige Blush'
I picked this up because of a recommendation from a friend and I can't wait too see if it measures up to what they said. 
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in '005 Silky Beige'
I have repurchased this powder because I think it is lovely to use as a setting powder and works well for me.
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in 'Soft and Gentle'
This is part of the Wonder Woman collection but it can be purchased outside of the collection. I bought this at a beauty shop in a designer outlet that sells old collections or beauty products in outdated packaging at a discounted price. I picked it up because I was in need of a new highlight and I had also heard great things about it on Sprinkle Of Glitter's blog. I can't wait to get using it!
Which product catches your eye the most? Have you tried any of these?
Posted by Martha

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

The Hypest Hype - Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Review

I'm sure EVERYONE has heard of the 'Cleanse and Polish' by Liz Earle as there is so much hype on blogs and YouTube about it. I decided to see if it is really worth all the praise and wonderful things I have heard.
My opinion? I LOVE it!
I didn't think it would be as good as it is hyped up to be but it actually is!
The formula is so creamy and feels so natural on the skin, and it removed my make-up better than any make-up wipe. It makes my skin feel really nice and cleansed and it has been really clear since I have been using it. It also smells so nice and natural and generally feels like it is doing good things to your skin.
I purchased a 100ml 'Cleanse and Polish' in the starter kit that came with two muslin cloths and received a free 50ml bottle of the 'Instant Boost Skin Tonic' toner and samples of their Sheer Skin Tint in four different shades.
I am also completely in love with the toner and using these two has made me really want to try the moisturiser as well! Overall I have become completely addicted to Liz Earle skin care.
Have you tried the Liz Earle skin care? What did you think?
Posted By Martha 

Friday, 24 August 2012

Whats In My Travel Makeup Bag

Hello! I am going on a short holiday to Norfolk in a few days so I thought I would do a whats in my travel makeup bag post, because it is only a three day long holiday I am being good and trying not to take too much makeup.

Face products:
Because I'm not taking much I decided to take the essentials, well things that I think are essential anyway!

  • e.l.f High Definition Powder ( I recieved this as a birthday present of my lovely sister and I am loving it  so far!)
  • e.l.f Tone Correcting Concealer 
  • Natural Collection blusher in the shade 'Peach Melba'
  • Collection 2000 blusher in the shade 'Breathless' (I like to use this as a highlighter or just for the glowy cheeks look)

Eye products:
  • Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Show off Mascara
  • Accessorize Waterproof Mascara (in case we go swimming in the sea, although I highly doubt that is going to happen with this British summer weather!)
  • Benefit creaseless cream shadow/liner in shade sippin' n dippin' (I got this for my birthday and I am loving using it.)
  • e.l.f Cream Eyeliner

Lip products:
It was so hard to close on a few lip products but these are my favourites
  • Palmer's Moisturizing Lip Balm
  • The Body Shop 100% Natural Lip Roll-On (which is basically a clear non-sticky gloss)
  • e.l.f Lipstick in 'Seductive'
  • M.A.C lipstick in 'Syrup'
So that is all the makeup products I am taking on holiday with me! Are there any products that look most interesting to you? How much makeup do you useually take on holiday with you?

Posted by Elle

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Glossy Box Double Whammy!

In the past few days I have received both my July Glossy Box (which was delivered to a neighbour while we were on holiday) and the August Box! Check out what I got in mine!
So first things first, we will start with the July Glossy Box!
Clynol Enrich Colour Shampoo - "A gentle shampoo with liquid jewel extract and UV filters to protect rich tones from fading" The idea of liquid jewel extract makes this product sound really luxurious (although how you extract liqidbut in general I don't really get too excited about shampoos, I still can't wait to give this a try though!
Monu Golden Glow - "This moisturising treatment for the face and body provides a safe, natural looking tan in just 3-5 hours" This is a great time for me to receive this product as it will give that perfect boost to my fading holiday tan!
Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Lotion SPF 15 - "This lightweight, oil free lotion helps protect skin from UVA/UVB rays and pollution as it provides hydration all day long" This was the product that excited me the most! It smells lovely and I can't wait to start using it!
Jelly Pong Pong Lip Frosting in 'Irish Cream Pavlova' - "A multifunctional cream gloss. Use on lips for a tint of colour or cheeks for a luminous glow" The packaging for this is really pretty but not something I have seen a product like this packaged in before, it smells very sweet and looks very pink and girly which I love!
HD Brows Eye & Brow Palette in 'Vamp' - "Give your eyes and brows beauty that lasts with this incredible all-in-one compact palette" I have seen other bloggers talk about having recieved HD Brows palettes through Glossy Box before and thought it was slightly odd that they would include the same product again but at the same time I was so happy to get one! The colours look really pigmented and there is a good range within the 4 colours!

The August Glossy Box was an 'International Superstars' Box inspired by the Olympics, I think this is a great idea as it will introduce you to products you are less likely to have heard of if they are from different beauty scenes! Here is what I got:
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil - "This revolutionary water-soluble cleanser is better than any other make-up remover you've ever tried" This is a really nice looking product with a bog claim! It will be interesting to see if it lives up to it!
Lipcote - "The original lipstick sealer and secret of long lasting, feather fade and water resistant lipstick" I can't wait to use this! Lipstick just does not stay on my lips, I don't know if I just eat it off or something but it is quite an annoying problem so Lipcote could be the answer!
Glossy Box Lipstick in Glossy Pink - "Professional beauty lipstick for soft and glamourous lips with a luminous, long lasting colour" This product broke my heart! I loved everything about it, the colour, the texture the scent! But when I went to put it on this morning... It snapped! And I was NOT being rough with it! So beware fellow Glossy Boxers this could be your fate too! (I am getting a little dramatic now!)
Alessandro Pro White - "Optically brightening effect nail polish with anti-yellowing formula for radiant white and gleaming nails" This was also a really good product to receive. I hate the look of stained nails! Working part time as a waitress I have to take off any nail varnish every weekend for work and the amount of times I turn up with stained yellow nails ashames me. Hopefully this will sort me out!
Vera Valenti L'ombre a Paupiere Margarita - "An eyeshadow palette offering a selection of ten different colours with an applicator included" I love that this palette has a good range of neutrals. The greens are nice too but I am very much a neutral gal in the eye department! The eyeshadows themselves are not the most pigmented but they are buildable.
All For Eve Eve's Balm - "Eve's balm is an easily absorbed recovery balm to nourish dry and chapped skin" I was also very happy to receive this. I will probably only use this on my lips but I love lip balms and I can never have enough!
I was really pleased with what I got in both my Glossy Boxes and  I can't wait till the next time! Glossy Box is a really good way of discovering and trying new things and I love the mystery of not knowing what you will get!
Which was your favourite product in these Glossy Boxes? Which box do you prefer?

Posted by Martha

Thursday, 9 August 2012

From One Sister To Another

It's Elle's birthday today! So we decided to post my present to her, the idea behind was to create a beauty box full of nice and affordable products. We have to apologise for quality of this photo though as we took it in really bad light!
Inside the box was a sheet explaining the idea behind the 'Bellie Box' (Elle's nickname) it said 'A luxurious box of hand-picked cosmetic products especially chosen to compliment the complexion of the beautiful birthday girl'.
The products inside the box are:
ELF High Definition Powder
MUA Lip Boom in ‘Bring it’
Natural Collection Lipstick in ‘Rose Petal’
Accessorize Mascarra
ELF Lipstick in ‘Fantasy’
Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Balm
ELF Cream Blush in ‘Heart Breaker’
Natural Collection Lipstick in ‘Coral Shimmer’
Natural Collection Blush in ‘Peach Melba’
ELF Lipstick in ‘VooDoo’
Natural Collection Blush in ‘Pink Cloud’
Revlon Matte Lipstick in ‘Smoked Peach’
MUA Mosaic Blush in ‘English Rose’ 
Elle says the present is amazing and she can't wait to start using it!
Which product catches your eye the most? 

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

MUA Lip Boom

The Lip Boom is a double ended product or lipstick and gloss designed by Alexandra Burke for MUA, the one we have is in the shade 'OK.COM' which is a pretty nude colour. It's a really good idea to have these two products in one as a sort of two step process and creates a shimmery nude look on the lips and would be really handy to take with you on the go!
 The lipstick is very matt and can be used alone as well as combines with the gloss, which comes out much more than it appears in the tube. Both products have a vanillay, cocoa buttery smell which is very sweet! The one downside to the product is that if you apply a lot of the lip gloss it gives a slightly gritty feel on the lips due to the glitter in the product, other than this it is a great product!
What is your favourite on the go lip product? Have you tried the Lip Boom?

Monday, 16 July 2012

Revlon Lip Products? Yes Please!

Lip Butters

We have three Revlon Lip Butters in 'Peach Parfait', 'Sweet Tart' and 'Raspberry Pie'. The Texture of these is really nice and soft and we love how easy it is to apply. You can create a sheer lighter colour by applying just one sweep or layer it for a darker look. The colours are so pretty but we were quite surprised that 'Peach Parfait' is glittery which we didn't realise when we bought it (we sort of opened it and were like waaah?). It is still really lovely on the lips though! These are worth the hype!

Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain

We have two Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains in 'Rendezvous'  and 'Lovesick' these stains have only recently been released in the UK. They have a pepermint smell which is a little odd but in a nice sort of way and give great colour! The colour stays better than a lipstick but not for ages and rubs off quite quickly when eating or drinking etc. We are absolutely loving these at the moment!

What's your favourite Revlon lip product?