Sunday, 28 April 2013

Maybelline Falsies Mascara | Review

I know I'm so behind with this one but I just never got round to getting the Falsies mascara even though I wanted to try it for ages and heard lots of positive things. And then a couple of weeks ago Boots had an offer for £2 off on Maybelline mascaras so I didn't even think twice and finally got it. Now after using it for a while I absolutely love it and it replaced Maybelline's Rocket in my makeup bag. The mascara has a curved wand which helps to get the product evenly on each lash and apply it easily. Also, the brush doesn't smear on the eyelids, which is another reason why I'm loving it so much. It gave my lashes volume, length and no clumps. The formula is quite wet but it dries pretty fast and doesn't smudge or flake after hours and hours of wearing it. In fact I am still wearing it right now, since around 11am and it looks just great. I think Maybelline might just be my favourite mascara brand at the moment, keeps impressing me over and over again.
Have you tried any Maybelline mascaras? Which one is your favourite?
Maybelline Falsies: £7.99


Thursday, 25 April 2013

e.l.f. Blushes in Tickled Pink and Mellow Mauve | Review

I've been wanting to try out e.l.f. products for ages and finally decided to get a few things a couple of weeks ago. I was totally lucky because they had an offer '50% off your next order' on so I got more than I was going to in the first place (which is good). The first items I decided to review are their blushes, I got two: Mellow Mauve and Tickled Pink, and the second definitely works better for me. I found Mellow Mauve to be a little too dark for my vampire-pale face, but I might like it in the autumn when I go for darker blushes. As for now I'll stick to Tickled Pink, which is a matte peachy pink shade. Both products are nicely pigmented but somehow they go on sheer on the cheeks I noticed, so I had to use quite a bit of the products to get the desired look. And my skin is fair so if you are a darker skin tone it might be a pain applying the blushes. When it comes to packaging, I do like it a lot but I wish the shade was written at the back. Overall, I like my other blushes a little more to these ones, but I will keep using Tickled Pink from time to time.
Have you tried any of e.l.f. Blushes? What's your go-to blush?
e.l.f. Blushes: £3.75 (each)


Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipsticks in 02, 03, 06 and 19 | Review

I am a little obsessed with lipsticks lately and was trying out a lot, so this time I decided to share my love to Bourjois' Rouge Edition that came out not so long ago. The lipsticks I picked up are in shades 02, 03 06 and 19, and  an absolute winner for me is 02 which is kind of a purple/brown-ish shade. Then 03 and 19 are coral shades, but 19 is more of a sheer and light colour. The least favourite of mine is 06 (a frosty pink), it just doesn't suit my complexion. All the lipsticks are well-pigmented and moisturising, and deliver just the right amount of shine. My lips tend to get dry easily and peel, which makes it hard to find good lipsticks (and that's probably the reason why I've been trying out so many) but these are just perfect. They stay on for ages as well, however I re-apply every now and again because I'm just so used to it. I really like the packaging too, it's quite classy and you can see the colour of the lipstick at the bottom, plus I love the click it does while closing (I'm weird like that). I would love to try a few more shades and will definitely re-purchase 02 and 19.
Have you tried Rouge Edition yet? Which shade is your favourite?
Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipsticks: £7.99 (each)


Saturday, 20 April 2013

MAC Lipstick in Peach Blossom | Review

I went a little makeup crazy this month and got quite a few lipsticks, but decided to review MAC's Peach Blossom first because I'm quite literally in love with it. And I only got it a few days ago. Love at first sight that was. It's a really lovely peachy pink shade with sheer and glossy coverage. It gives my lips just the right amount of shimmer making them look subtle as well as adds a nice glow. It's not a long-lasting type of lipstick (Cremesheen) but re-applying every now and then doesn't really bother me because I do it with any lip product anyway. I think what I like most about this lipstick is that it doesn't dry out my lips like so many other ones tend to do since my lips can get chapped easily. Peach Blossom is the perfect shade of nude for me (fair) or at least I think it is because I like it so much, but I've tried so many nudes before and none suited me. I'm so glad I got this and would recommend it to anyone. I'm definitely re-purchasing it once it's used up.
Have you tried any of the Cremesheen lipsticks?
MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Peach Blossom: £14


Thursday, 18 April 2013

Cath Kidston Wild Flowers Assorted Lip Balms | Review

As big of a lip balm lover as I am I had to get these as soon as I saw them (plus they are Cath Kidston and I absolutely adore that brand). The lip balms are in Bluebell, Honeysuckle and Wild Rose. I'm not too keen on the last one, smell of roses on my lips just feels wrong to me for some reason but I know a lot of people that like it so. I'm head over heels with the other too though, they smell gorgeous. The balms are extremely moisturising, a little too much I would say. It feels like my lips are wet if I put on more than one layer, so I try to stick to one. I really like trying out new lip balms, especially the ones that are nicely scented so I will definitely keep using those for a while, until I spot something new again probably. They stay on fairly long, but need re-applying every now and again. The packaging is the first reason I picked them up, Cath Kidston packaging is one of the prettiest I've ever seen. It's a little expensive but you can treat yourself from time to time and three lip balms for £10 isn't too bad considering one sells for £5.
Have you tired them? What's your go-to lip balm?
Cath Kidston Wild Flowers Assorted Lip Balms Set: £10


Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Benefit Fake Up Concealer

This concealer caught my eye weeks ago when I first saw it in a magazine as an item to be released, it looked different to any other I've tried or seen so obviously the mode 'I want!' turned on. Last week I checked my Boots points balance and I was pleasantly surprised I had more than enough to get Fake Up with them (thanks Boots!). I've been using it for about a week now and I'm so happy with it, it's actually my new favourite concealer. I have Fake Up in shade Light and it matches my skin perfectly. It's really easy to apply and blend in, however it's more sheer than usual concealers. I've read some reviews saying that it doesn't cover dark circles well but unfortunately I cannot justify that because I don't have dark circles. Maybe that's why I love it as much as I do, I have nothing to complain about. The staying power is great, lasts throughout the whole day without creasing. I also love the packaging, it's really pretty and different to any other concealers. Honestly, I cannot tell you how much I love this product and will definitely re-purchase once it's finished.
Have you tried Fake Up? What is your favourite concealer?
Benefit Fake Up: £18.50


Sunday, 14 April 2013

Model's Own Scented Nail Polishes

I had these varnishes on my last wishlist actually and was really eager to try them because I was looking for good scented nail polishes that would work for me. All of the ones I tried so far were a bit of a disappointment, the smell just wasn't right or didn't last for long. About a week ago I got Model's Own varnishes in three shades: Blueberry Muffin, Apple Pie and Strawberry Tart (3 for 2 in Boots is always good). All of them are pastels, which is my favourite kind of nail polish shade range. I actually didn't have pastels this light in my collection, which makes me want to get the other two shades that came out too. They apply easily, however I needed three layers to get the opaque look (two looked good enough but not amazing). I change my nail colour every two or three days usually but during this time they didn't chip at all so I wouldn't be surprised if they lasted a whole week. The scents are all really nice and yummy (my favourite is Blueberry Muffin), and I was pleasantly surprised that they lasted until I took the polish off. On the third day the scent wasn't as strong as during the first two, but it was still there. I am so glad I got those, finally found scented nail varnishes in which the smell lasts longer than a few hours. And with only £5 a bottle (or 3 for £10 in Boots at the moment) they are definitely worth their price tag.
Model's Own Nail Polishes: £5 (each)


Friday, 12 April 2013

Revlon Lip Butters New Shades

I was glad to see that Revlon finally brought out new shades of their famous lip butters for this Spring/Summer. I wasn't too big of a fan of the old shades for some reason but these new ones look just amazing. I got Wild Watermelon, Juicy Papaya and Pink Lemonade, and I have to say I love them all pretty much equally. They are all nicely pigmented, but Wild Watermelon has more pigmentation than the other two and it's easy to get an opaque coverage with it. All of the lip butters I got have a balmy, sheen finish and I've noticed they are more moisturizing than the old shades I own (at least they are more moisturizing for me). They last for about two hours before re-applying which is alright, but could be better. I absolutely love the quilted packaging, especially the vivid pink tube of the Wild Watermelon one. Overall, I'm really happy I got them and would recommend them to anyone looking for a good lip product. Looks like Revlon is back to being my favourite drugstore brand.
Revlon Lip Butters: £7.99 (each)


Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Soap&Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Sticks

My love to lip products in a stick form is growing, now it's time for Soap&Glory's Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Sticks. I've heard a lot about these before but only decided to get them recently. The shades I got are Nudist and Plum Jam, and I absolutely love them after only a few days of using. They are really glossy, smell of vanilla and are very easy to apply, no need for a mirror which is a plus. The sticks leave my lips soft and don't dry them out, a lot of products do that for me unfortunately so I'm really glad these work just great. They are not very pigmented though, but to be honest it doesn't bother me because I love the outcome so much. I was actually a little scared that Plum Jam would look weird on me but it doesn't and I like it better than Nudist in fact. Another good thing about the products is that they have a twist up mechanism so there's no messing with a sharpener. I absolutely love Soap&Glory's Gloss Sticks and I will definitely re-purchase both shades.
Soap&Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Sticks: £8 (each)


Monday, 8 April 2013

Rimmer Undercover Shadow Primer

Rimmel has been on a roll lately, not so long ago the brand released their eyeshadow primer. I wasn't too keen on it, I didn't like the packaging or the consistency of it but I decided to give it a go anyway and try something new after using NYX primer for ages now. It's the cheapest primer I came across, I heard that MUA has one but couldn't find it anywhere. Considering it's designed in a lipgloss/concealer form the applicator doesn't spread the product well and it needs to be blended with a finger. The product itself is a white, shimmery liquid that becomes smooth once applied to the lids. It usually lasts around 5 hours for me before the eyeshadow starts to fade and crease, so it's not the best result. It doesn't work well at all with cream eyeshadows I noticed, probably because they don't need a base but helps with powder ones. I find that NYX primer works much better for me so I don't think I will be using this one a lot.
Rimmel Undercover Shadow Primer: £4.99


Friday, 5 April 2013

April Wishlist

Since I'm planning a big haul next week I thought I could put together a wishlist that would help me pick what I wanted quicker. I always spend hours shopping and maybe this way I will save some time. Most likely I won't get all the things on the list, but hopefully most of them. Can't wait to spend some money now.
1. Revlon Lip Butters in Wild Watermelon and Juicy Papaya
2. Revlon Nail Art Moon Candy in Galactic and Milky Way
3. Benefit Fake Up Concealer
4. Model's Own Fruit Pastel Scented Nail Polishes
5. Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara
6. Clinique Chubby Sticks in Whole Lotta Honey, Whooping Watermelon and Chunky Cherry
7. L'Oreal GlamShine Stain Splash in Princess and Lolita
8. Benefit They're Real Mascara
9. Estee Lauder Pure Colour Eyeshadow Duo in Raisins
10. Stila Convertible Colours, Lips and Chicks in Gladiola
11. Sally Hansen Gem Crush in Showgirl Chic and Glitz Gal


Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Benefit Smokin' Eyes Palette

I've had this little palette in my drawer for about six months and never actually had an opportunity to try it. I don't know why but I always thought it would be faster to just use separate products, it's not. I have to say I was quite surprised when my eye makeup was done in a few minutes, and it looked really nice too. I love the eyeshadows, not too sure about the brow shade though - I feel like the brown doesn't match my overall look. Or maybe it's because I'm so in love with Maybelline's brow pencil at the moment. The colours blend well with and without the primer, but last for much longer with the primer applied. Tweezers are really handy, especially when I'm out, I don't always carry tweezers around but with this palette in my bag I don't have to worry about it (I always need tweezers at weird times). I love the black eyeliner that comes with the set, it stays on surprisingly long even on the bottom lash line without smudging. I've seen people complaining about the eyeliner but it works for me so. The duo brush is alright, but I personally prefer long, proper brushes but this one works okay except it feels too small for me. I love the smokey eye look, but I would choose my Bourjois trio anyday over this palette. It is good and I will use it from time to time but I prefer to use separate products.
Benefit Smokin' Eyes: £28.50