Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Collective Fall Haul: Fashion & Beauty

Here's my collective haul full of items I picked up over the past few weeks. I've been getting ready for autumn/winter so I good coat is an absolute must! I'm so excited about this one I found in Zara! It's so cosy and comfortable it feels like wearing a duvet! The lining is like a polar bear and the outside almost feels like suede; it's an over-sized baggy fit so I can wear as many jumpers underneath as I want. What do you guys think? Have you found that perfect coat yet?

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Moving on to beauty, I bought some new hair products. I'm really impressed with the John Freeda Sheer Blonde Moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Since I dyed my hair I thought it would be appropriate to buy something hydrating and this has been working great so far. I don't think I've ever tried a John Frieda product that I didn't like, so no surprises there!

I always see people raving about the Moroccan Rose range from REN, so I finally decided to try the shower gel which I'm rather enjoying at the moment. I wouldn't say it's particularly hydrating but it definitely gives you that squeeky clean feeling. I love how it's a natural product with no parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, silicones, etc.

I also purchased my favourite cleanser at the moment and that is the Eve Lom Balm Cleanser. It works like a dream at removing all my makeup and leaves my skin feeling clean yet soft and moisturized. If you haven't tried this cleanser yet, then I would highly recommend it to everyone! Let me know if you would like to see a more detailed review on it as well.

Another product which everyone is currently talking about is the Maybelline Baby Lips lip balm. I bought the 'Pink Punch' version, which has a hint of colour to it; and isn't the packaging super cute! I can't wait to try it and see what I think.

What have you purchased recently? Have you tried any of the items mentioned above?


Sunday, 27 October 2013

October Favourites

It's that time of month again! I can't believe October is almost over; I'm really not looking forward to winter and the cold weather. How depressing! But let's focus on this months' favourites and all the lovely products that have been keeping me company. I talk about more of my favourites including Fashion and Random in my video, but here's all the beauty bits...

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Need I mention how much I love the Clairol Nice N' Easy Hair Dye? It's my main favourite this month; I'm super impressed with the colour and condition of my hair, so check out my full review here.

My go to mascara this month has been the Max Factor Wild Mega Volume Mascara. If you're into big/bold/jet black lashes, then this is definitely the mascara for you! It has a big fluffy brush which holds a lot of the product; yet surprisingly, it doesn't clump or stick your eyelashes together. The price is not too high, so it's quickly becoming one of my favourite drugstore mascaras.

I found this Vaseline Cocoa Radiant Moisturizer at the back of my cupboard a few weeks ago, and I can't believe I forgot about such a great product! It smells heavenly and leaves your skin feeling soft and hydrated. I love how it instantly absorbs into the skin even though it's a gorgeous thick texture; for those of you looking for a rich fall/winter lotion, this would be a great choice!

My friend gave me this orange sponge recently, which she claims is the best for cleansing the face and she is most certainly right! My skin has never felt so soft and smooth after cleansing. I don't feel the need to use any scrubs for my skin, as the sponge gives a gentle daily exfoliation and I can use it with any cleanser I like. So if you can get your hands on this product, then give it a go and you won't be disappointed!

The new L'Oreal Nude Magique Eau De Teint Foundation has also been my favourite this month. I did a review on it recently just because it's been working so great for my skin. It's a light velvety texture with light and virtually undetectable coverage. I love how my skin feels comfortable throughout the day and I don't get that cakey foundation look. Read the full review here

Have you tried any of these products? What are your favourites this month? 


Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Get Ready With Me: Turquoise & Nudes

As you know, I recently bought the By Terry Ombre Blackstar cream eyeshadow in a gorgeous turquoise colour (8 Paradise Island) and I've been dying to use it in a makeup tutorial! So here's the look that I came up with; it's very simple but looks quite striking because of the bold blue colour. I also went for a glowing complexion with little coverage and some nude lips.

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Let me know what you think! Do you like this look??


Sunday, 20 October 2013

Review: L'Oreal Nude Magique Eau De Teint Foundation


So here's the highly requested review on the new L'Oreal Nude Magique Eau De Teint Foundation. I've been a little obsessed with it recently to be honest! It works so well for everyday without looking cakey or too obvious on the skin. You get the most amazing finish with light coverage and a healthy glow to your skin.

Colour: 110 Warm Ivory is a nice yellow toned colour so it goes well with my skintone. I would like it a little bit darker, but unfortunately the next colour up is way too dark. There seems to be a huge gap between shades which is a shame! They changed the naming system as well, so I couldn't get my usual W3.
Finish: Natural/Matte
Texture: Smooth/Liquid texture; it glides on the skin and is very easy to blend.
Coverage: very light; best for those with good skin as it wouldn't cover blemishes/scars very well.
Skin Type: all skin types except for super dry because of the slightly matte finish. Having said that, I didn't have any problems with my combination/dry skin. It didn't cling to any dry patches and my T-Zone wasn't overly oily.
Longevity: It lasts all day on me with a little setting powder. People with normal/dry skin could get away with wearing the foundation on its own.
Application: They suggest using your fingers to apply the foundation, which works great. I also tried a classic foundation brush, a flat top kabuki and a duo-fibre brush with great results.
Scent: Slight alcohol scent but nothing too major, so people with sensitive/irritable skin shouldn't have a problem.
Feel: Non-sticky/breathable. My skin felt comfortable and I felt like I could touch it throughout the day without smudging foundation everywhere.

What do you guys think? Have you tried the new L'Oreal Eau De Teint foundation?


Friday, 18 October 2013

New Hair!! + Clairol Nice 'N Easy Hair Dye Review

I was getting bored with my bleach blonde hair, so I decided to dye it and this is the result!! What do you guys think? I'm really happy with how it turned out; it's a nice change plus it's more appropriate for autumn/winter. I used the Clairol Nice 'N Easy 103A Natural Medium Blonde and here is my little review...

Colour: I think it's ashy blonde rather than natural, but my roots are definitely more warm/honey blonde. I have no brassy/yellow undertones, which is amazing!
Developing Time: I left it on for 45 minutes even though it says 25 in the instructions. I wanted to make sure I got the right colour, plus there's less chance of brassy undertones the longer you leave the hair dye on your hair.
Hair Condition: My hair feel the same as it did before I dyed it. No damage/split ends; my hair feels soft and glossy especially after using the conditioner.
Scent: This hair dye has ammonia so the smell is pretty strong. It's one of the strongest out there, so definitely keep that in mind if you have a sensitive scalp. My eyes were a little watery and I felt a bit lightheaded, but then my bathroom isn't ventilated so that's the reason why!
Lasting Power: From my past experience, the Clairol Nice 'N Easy hair dyes stay in the hair for a while and the colour doesn't change too much. So when you need to dye your hair again will only depend on how fast your roots grow out.

So overall I am super impressed with this hair dye! I would recommend it to anyone from light blonde to medium brown. Give it a go and let me know how you get on!


Monday, 14 October 2013

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation Review

The Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation is one of my favourites for everyday, so I thought I would do a review and tell you guys why I love it so much!

Check out my video review here

Colour: 103 True Ivory is a good match overall but is a little too pink. My skin has a strong yellow undertone though so I doubt most people will have the same issue.
Texture: light mousse texture; feels light on the skin and is easy to blend.
Skin Type: all skin types except oily.
Longevity: lasts all day on me if I set it with a little powder; my skin is dry/combination.
Scent: one of very few foundations that smells nice; fruity/citrusy so nice and refreshing to apply in the morning.
Look: natural/dewy, which is why it's a NO NO for those with oily skin. If your skin is dry then this would hydrate your skin all day.
Coverage: medium to full; easily buildable and doesn't look cakey.
Feel: comfortable/like second skin; not sticky at all even without powder.
Price: £7.99 at Feelunique

Have you tried this foundation? What did you think?


Saturday, 12 October 2013

New In Beauty!!

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There have been quite a few new launches this season and here are some things that I picked up recently. I'm super impressed with all of the products so here goes my little review...

 Check out my video review here

I was most excited to buy these 2 foundations as I'm a huge fan of both L'Oreal and Bourjois. Well they definitely didn't disappoint this time!! The new Eau De Teint is a lovely light texture, which goes on smoothly and is absolutely undetectable. The Happy Light also gives a natural light coverage, and I think it was designed as the lighter version of the Healthy Mix foundation.

This new Beauty Oil from Garnier is absolutely divine. It smells heavenly and leaves your skin feeling soft and hydrated. And I'm definitely a fan of the new Collection Privee by L'Oreal! They released a whole collection of nudy pink lipsticks for all different skin tones. I got the one by Doutzen and it's my favourite everyday lipstick at the moment!

What can I say? I went on a bit of a L'Oreal binge. Here's their nude BB Cream, which gives a lovely dewy glow, and makes your skin look radiant and healthy. It comes out as a white liquid but soon adjusts to your skin tone; the Light colour is a great match for me.

The same product in compact form however, I had to get in Medium which is bizarre! Recently I've been really enjoying wearing foundation powders with a bit of concealer over the top; and this one from L'Oreal is already my favourite. It almost has a creamy texture, which makes it easer to apply and you don't get that ''powdery'' look.  

I like this new MaxFactor Wild Mega Volume mascara more and more every day. The more it dries up the better it gets! You know I love my big bold lashes and this seems to do the job!


And last but definitely not least is this gorgeous turquoise cream eyeshadow from By Terry. I'm seriously in love with this colour, so a makeup tutorial is on it's way!

What do you guys think? Have you tried any of these new products yet?