Thursday, 27 February 2014

Rave Review!! / NEW L'Oreal Mega Volume Miss Manga Mascara

I recently picked up the new L'Oreal Mega Volume Miss Manga mascara so I thought I would do a quick review for you guys. I bought it last week and I've been using it non-stop ever since. It is quickly becoming one of my all time favourite mascaras and I honestly can't rave about it enough! It's gorgeous! So here's my review...

Colour: This mascara comes in 3 shades: black, violet and turquoise. I bought the black one and it's a very intense jet black.
Effect: It's marketed as a volumising mascara but I find it adds length and thickness as well. I get a gorgeous 'false lash' effect with this mascara without the hassle of fake lashes.
Brush: I would describe it as a carrot shape. The thick end is great for adding loads of volume, and the thinner end is perfect for the inner corners and bottom lashes.
Formula: Surprisingly thick for a L'Oreal mascara but perfect for me. I prefer mascaras with a thick and creamy formula and this doesn't disappoint. Don't worry it won't make your eyelashes clump together!
Recommend: Anyone who loves a big bold eyelash look. If you're after a subtle/natural looking mascara then this won't be for you. 
Best for: Anyone with naturally big eyes and long eyelashes. This mascara will help enhance that even more and make your eyes look stunning!  
Longevity: It's by no means waterproof but it lasts all day on me; plus it's easy to remove at the end of the day with any regular cleanser. 
Price: £8.99 in Boots; they have a '3 for 2' offer at the moment!!

So as you can already tell I'm absolutely in love with this new L'Oreal mascara. I highly recommend you guys try it out! It would make the perfect 'going out' mascara, or if you like your lashes big and bold every day, then wear it to work like me!

Have you tried the new L'Oreal Miss Manga Mascara? What did you think?


Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Beauty Haul Time!! / Makeup & Skincare Buys

I have another beauty haul for you my lovelies! (Have you seen my previous one?) These are just some things I've picked up over the past week, so I thought I would share them with you guys. Most of them are from Space NK but there are also some random bits and bobs. Here it goes...

I finally got the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette! I'm so excited to try it and see what all the hype is about! I have the Original and the Naked 2, which I love so I'm sure this one will be just as good. Have you tried it yet? (Check it out at Beauty Bay)

I went a little nuts on Rococo nail polishes so I ended up buying 3! Space NK has a great discount if you buy three products so it wasn't too bad. There's 'Sunseeker Creme' which is a hot orange/red and it's absolutely stunning! I'm going on holiday soon and I thought this would be the perfect summery shade. I also went for 'Lab Nude 3.0 Sheer Gloss' which is a sheer nude colour, and 'Social Butterfly Creme' which is a lovely muted pink.

I also picked up the Caudalie Nourishing Body Lotion. I've heard so much about it, I just had to try it myself and see what all the fuss was about. Its very lightweight yet hydrating, plus it smells divine. I think it would make a great body lotion for the warmer months.

I adore Chantecaille makeup even though it's crazy expensive. I decided to treat myself and buy their Luminous Gloss in Guava, which is a nude/pink shade perfect for everyday. This range is especially hydrating and non-sticky, so I love how it feels on my lips. Give it a go if you're after a luxurious lipgloss that also has some added benefits for your skin.

I ran out of my Nivea Creme so I bought another one. It's one of my all time favourites! I'm sure it's a staple products for many girls and I personally would be lost without it. It's a rich soothing moisturizer that can be used anywhere on the body that feels dry or irritated. And then I also got the Nivea Pure & Natural Milk & Honey Lip Balm.

There are some great sales in Sainsbury's at the moment so I decided to stock up on some of my favourite Garnier products. I bought the Fresh Cleansing Lotion; I think it's the equivalent of the Fresh Essentials Refreshing Cleansing Lotion, which I can't seem to find anywhere and it's my absolute favourite. I can't believe it's been discontinued! I also picked up the Intensive 7 Days Ultra Replenishing Lotion with Shea Butter; if I could only use one body lotion for the rest of my life, this would probably be my choice. It has such a lovely texture to it and my skin always feels soft and hydrated. I would highly recommend it if you've never tried it before!

My skin has been acting up lately, so I decided to go back to basics and use something simple that I know works for my skin. I got the Garnier Moisture Match Light Softening Cream for Normal/Dry Skin, which is a great quality moisturizer for the price that you pay. It's ultra gentle, very calming and provides enough hydration for the whole day. I bought it for half price so that was a bargain! Have you tried this range of moisturizers?

What do you think? Have you tried any of these products?


Thursday, 6 February 2014

Foundation Routine: Natural Everyday Flawless Makeup Tutorial

Here's my first ever foundation routine video! I always get requests from you guys so I finally decided to film it. This is my natural everyday foundation routine, which I wear pretty much every day for work/running errands, etc. Want to see how I do the rest of makeup? Check it out here

Products Used:
L'Oreal Nude Magique Eau De Teint Foundation 110 Warm Ivory
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer 030 Classic Beige
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder 001 Transparent
Rimmel Natural Bronzer 025 Sun Glow
Ecotools Powder Brush
Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki Brush
Real Techniques Stipling Brush
MAC Brush 138 & 109


Saturday, 1 February 2014

January Favourites / Fashion, Beauty & Random!!

It's time for January favourites! Where did this month go? It feels like we just finished celebrating Christmas! I didn't actually do a favourites post last month, so these are my favourites for both months. Watch my video to see all my favourites including fashion and random bits, but here are my beauty picks...

This month I've rediscovered Lee Stafford hair products. I forgot just how great they are and they always make my hair feel gorgeous. Here I have the Sea Salt Spray, which gives me loads of texture but also conditions my hair at the same time. And then the Argan Oil is a great leave-in treatment; I use 1 pump on dry hair which tames frizz and makes my hair silky soft. I would highly recommend Lee Stafford hair products if you're looking to change up your current haircare routine!

My favourite foundation has definitely been the L'Oreal Nude Magique Eau De Teint. This is a lovely lightweight foundation which gives enough coverage for everyday without feeling heavy or cakey. It has a lovely velvety texture as well so it's a pleasure to apply and it lasts all day on me! Check out my full review here

There's 2 lip products that I've been using non stop. The Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss 002 Crystal Lilac hasn't left my handbag since December. It's the perfect everyday lipgloss; the colour is a natural nude pink plus I love Revlon formulas because they never feel sticky. My go-to lipstick has been the Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick 180 Vintage Pink. It's a deep pink colour with blue undertones, which makes it the perfect winter shade. This particular lipstick also lasts forever despite its hydrating formula.

You know how much I love my Sigma brushes especially the Sigma F80, but this month I've been mixing it up and using the F88 Flat Angled Kabuki. It's a great multipurpose brush because you can use it for foundation, bronzer, powder and it's great for contouring as well due to it's angled shape. Need I mention how soft Sigma brushes are? If you've never tried Sigma brushes before then you're missing out big time!

I've been lazy with my makeup these past few months, so my go-to eye look was just one colour blended out. I love MAC eyeshadows and 'Woodwinked' is a great shade to use on its own. It's a golden bronze colour with hints of pink and maroon, so it looks lovely on grey/blue eyes. It's definitely on of my all time favourites! What are your favourite MAC eyeshadows?

These exfoliating gloves from The Body Shop work wonders on my skin. They give a much deeper exfoliation than any scrub out there so any moisturizer you use afterwards goes deeper into the skin. My skin has never felt so smooth so I can't recommend them enough! My final favourite is the Rituals Magic Touch Whipped Body Cream with Cherry Blossom & Rice Milk. This has the most heavenly scent in the word! I would buy it just for the smell and I think I might order some more now!

What are your favourites for January or for 2013 in general?