Friday, 21 March 2014

Bourjois Shine Edition Lipstick

Spring feels like it's right on the horizon, and we've already had a couple of sunny (and even slightly warm) days. In true spirit of that, I've already reached for some of my favourite spring/summer products. 

Last year I simply couldn't get enough of the Bourjois Shine Edition Lipsticks. They are a true ‘throw in your bag to wear all day’ kind of product. The colours leave just enough tint on the lip, and they give a gorgeous shine. They are also super moisturising, thanks to the added mango butter ingredient! I think of them as half way in between a lipstick and a Revlon lip butter. Your getting great colour, but with shine and moisture too.

L-R - 24, 22, 20
The three pictured here are my most favoured colours, number 20 - 1,2,3 Soleil which is the most gorgeous coral, 22 – Famous Fuchsia which is a hot fuchsia pink, and 24 – Rose xoxo which is probably my most worn as it’s such a lovely muted pink. All the colours are really wearable, and easy to apply on the go.

You can pick these beauties up from Boots or Superdrug for £7.99 each. Bargain right?

To me, these are perfect lipsticks for when the warmer weather starts to kick in. I like something a little lighter and not so matte in the summer, and with the shine and colour these give, you couldn't ask for more.

Anyone else tried these? Let me know your thoughts!

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Max Factor CC Concealer Sticks

 I always carry make up with me, whether I’m travelling, at work or out for drinks, it’s always handy to have top up products in your bag. This upcoming release from Max Factor has me quite excited, and with the recent product releases from this brand proving very popular, I’m sure these will also live up to the hype!

The CC concealer sticks come in 5 different correcting tones. Basically they've covered all skin issues you could possibly have including correcting dark spots, correcting dullness, correcting redness, correcting under eye circles and they've even thrown a highlighter stick in for good measure.

 I personally can suffer from all of the above at some point in my weekly routine, so having all these concealer sticks to hand sounds like a fantastic idea to me! They are said to be of a creamy consistency which warms in to the skin, and easily blendable. If that's true, I think these will be our new 'go-to' items! 

This fab new product is due to hit our shelves on April 1st, retailing at £8.99 per stick, and I for one will be first in line to sample them. Not a bad price for a quick touch up I say! Who else is excited for this launch?

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Rita Ora for Rimmel Nail Polishes

I’ve been buying so many nail polishes recently, they never used to be ‘my thing’, but now, I can’t get enough. While in Liverpool this weekend attending the FABB Bloggers Event, I popped into Boots and Superdrug (it’d be rude not to wouldn’t it?). While in Superdrug, I spotted the new Rita Ora nail polishes released by Rimmel. I really like the Rimmel formula anyway as I find them the easiest to paint my nails with and one of the quickest dryers.

I picked up a couple of the pinky/peach shades, as I've been loving a contrast between bright and pastel colours coming in to spring! The lightest shade I got is called Lose Your Lingerie which is a gorgeous pearlescent peachy pink colour. I also picked up a vibrant fuchsia shade called Don’t Be Shy.

Don't Be Shy
Lose Your Lingerie
Like most Rimmel polishes, I only needed a couple of coats to give a great opaque colour. You can pick these up from Boots or Superdrug for £3.69 and both stores have offers on the polishes at the moment, so grab them cheap while you can! I really like the colours released in this range and think I’ll definitely pick up some more as the weeks go on.

Have you tried Rita’s releases yet? What are your thoughts?
Wednesday, 12 March 2014

L'Oreal Elnett Volume Excess Hairspray

Recently I've been trying a lot of hair products, mainly ones which will put a bit of life in to my incredibly fine hair. When Glamour sent me Loreal's Elnett Satin Hairspray in Volume Excess*, I couldn't wait to try it. 

I've always been a fan of the L'Oreal Elnett hairsprays, as i think they have one of the best holds of all the brands, but this one also promises volume which is an added bonus! I've been using this pretty much every day and I can honestly say the hold is fantastic. Curls tend to fall out of my hair pretty quick, and I normally have to use a lot of products to keep them in, however this alone held my curls all night and in to the next day. I actually got compliments from my friends to how good my curls still looked at the end of our girls night out!

What I liked most about the product is it doesn't feel too heavy in your hair, and certainly not sticky as some hairsprays do. The product also features a backcombed volume effect, which I loved as I think giving lift as well as hold with a hairspray is fab. You can buy this product from Boots for £6.60, which again seems quite reasonable for such a great product. 

Has anyone else tried this release in to the L'Oreal Elnett range? What's your thoughts?
Thursday, 6 March 2014

Tanya Burr Lips & Nails

 Tanya burr is a well known name in the beauty world. Renowned for her amazing makeup tutorials, intuitive blog posts and letting us watch her life journey through her daily vlogs. And let’s be honest, we’re all wishing we were invited to as many red carpet events as she is (or any at all in fact!). She’s done so well for herself and is a true inspiration to so many girls.

When she announced she was releasing her own product line in association with Eye Candy, I knew it’d be great. Beauty products created, branded and released by someone who lives and breathes beauty? They were already bound for success.

The first thing I loved about the range was the names Tanya had chosen for each of her products. If you subscribe to Tanya on YouTube you’ll know the names have been inspired by her loves and interests, which makes the brand so personal.

I picked up two of the lip glosses, one in a light pink shade called Afternoon Tea and a darker pink shade with a slight glitter named Aurora (anything with a Disney princess name needs to be purchased in my opinion!). I’m not normally a fan of lip glosses due to many of them feeling quite sticky and not lasting as long as a lipstick might. Saying that, I actually really like the formula of these glosses, they remind me a lot of the NYX lip glosses which I also favour.

Afternoon Tea
Two of the nail polishes also found their way in to my Feelunique basket, a lovely peach/pink colour called Mini Marshmallows and a pillar box red called Mischief Managed. Being a huge Harry Potter fan, I was immediately drawn to the latter and wanted it in my collection. I only needed two coats to get a good coverage and nice colour on my nails and with a good top coat, (I use Sally Hansen’s Insta Dry), my nails were chip free for days.

Mini Marshmallows

Mischief Managed
Overall I’m really impressed with the line, and I like the fact that the products are budget friendly! They retail at £6.99 for a lip gloss and £5.99 for a nail polish, and you can’t really argue with those prices. You can buy her products online from Feelunique or both online and in store at Superdrug, but I’m sure that’ll be expanding soon. Well done Tanya, it just shows you that beauty blogging/vlogging and a lot of hard work can fulfil your dreams! 
Monday, 3 March 2014

Laura Mercier Goodies

 I posted a while ago about my splurge purchase of the Laura Mercier body crème. I still use it all the time, I just can’t get enough of it and it wasn’t long before I wanted the full set of body/bath products!

As if to answer my prayers, Laura Mercier’s amazing Christmas gift sets offered it all in one little box. They were made up of four items, the body scrub, honey bath (which comes with a really cute honey dipper), body crème and a candle.

The sets RRP at £60 and are only available around the Christmas period. They sell out fast so you have to be quick to get your hands on one. I was lucky enough to find this one in the Space NK January sales, and it was half price!! At only £30, it was an absolute steal.

I have to admit, I haven’t actually brought myself to use these yet (they just look too pretty in my bathroom!), but I’m sure I won’t be able to resist temptation much longer.

Also from Space NK’s sale I picked up the Laura Mercier votive candle set. This was also half price at just £21. After smelling each of these candles I couldn’t resist and have already started using them around the house and especially when soaking in the bath. You may have seen pictures on my Instagram. The four scents in this set are ambre vanille, fresh fig, crème brûlée and tarte au citron.

So that was my little Laura Mercier haul with MASSIVE savings. Anyone else tried these products, what’s your thoughts? 


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