Sunday, 29 April 2012

Boots & Superdrug: Mini 'Drugstore' Haul #1

Hiya :) today I have another mini haul for you! 

This is it all together, I told you it was mini!

From Boots:
Models Own Nail Varnish from the Beatle Juice range in Indian Ocean & Purple Blue = 2 for £8.
Revlon Grow Lucious Lash Liner in Onyx (on offer) = £4.29 (I think)
17 Va Va Voom Mascara in Blackest Black (on offer) = £4

From Superdrug (forgot to take a picture, doh!)
Sleek Pout Paints in 153 Cloud 9, 161 Minx, & 163 Peek-A-Bloo= £4.99 each
Sleek Eau La La Liner in Noir = £3.99

Pretty proud of this little haul, need some of the bits for my kit :) 

Let me know if you want any reviews! 

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

eBay: Unbranded and Coastal Scents Makeup Haul.

Hello there! Today I have an eBay haul for you, it's sort of in two parts because I received most of it and took pictures totally forgetting the rest I ordered.

Here there is my coastal scents palette, (with hot pots) an unbranded neutral eyeshadow palette and lip palette, and disposable make up applicators,

Coastal scents 'forever natural' palette with the 'hot pots' put in, review & swatches will be up soon. £21.95 

Unbranded neutrals palette £7.49

Fraulein 38 lip palette £8.99

Disposable eyeliner wands: £5.50
Disposable lip gloss wands: £6.60 

2 more palettes to add to my kit!

Unbranded blush palette £8.99

Unbranded concealer palette £5.95

Until next time! xoxo.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Lush: Yuzu & Cocoa Bubbleroon Review

Hello my lovlies :) Today I have a Lush review to share with you, I haven't done one in ages! 

I got this for my birthday, hence the date, I know it's taken me ages to review! I've only been having baths at night so haven't been able to take pictures.

Bubbleroons are supposed to be stuck together.. However mine was not.. Not bothered about it though really as save me breaking it in half. When I used this for my bath I used about a quarter of the product altogether. A little goes a long way!

My bath water had wonderful silky bubbles and smelt amazing! Like a mix between orange and vanilla, yummm.

The bath water was really moisturising, I found I didn't need to moisturise after my bath which was great, my skin felt really soft, and smelt good too!

If you love citrus and vanilla smells, or have rather dry skin this would definitely be great for you, 
I will be repurchasing this for sure, I'm in love!
At £2.95, this product is a steal! You can find it here on their website.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Freebie Friday 6/4/12 - 19/4/12

Might have to start doing this every other friday because it's becoming increasingly difficult!
Let me know if you'll prefer that.

1) Free Lush Bath Bomb
At your local lush, there will be a bath bomb workshop and you get to take it home! Here are dates and places.
13-Apr - Poole, Hull, Taunton  
14-Apr - Bournemouth, York, Bath  
15-Apr - Southampton, Leeds, Bristol  
20-Apr - Swansea, Truro, Brighton  
21-Apr - Cardiff, Plymouth, Chichester  
22-Apr - Bristol Cribbs, Exeter, Portsmouth 
27-Apr - Maidstone, Norwich, Inverness  
28-Apr - Crawley, Colchester, Aberdeen  
29-Apr - Basingstoke, Chelmsford, Dundee  
04-May - Cork, Belfast, Edinburgh  
05-May - Dublin (Henry), Newry, Carlisle  
06-May - Dublin (Grafton), Dublin (Grafton), Newcastle  
11-May - Sunderland, Preston, Derby  
12-May - Middlesbrough, Man. Trafford, Nottingham  
13-May - Harrogate, Liverpool, Leicester  
18-May - Northampton, Watford, Gateshead  
19-May - Milton Keynes, High Wycombe, Man. Arndale 
20-May - Luton, Oxford, Sheffield  
25-May - Chester, St Albans, Peterborough  
26-May - Telford, Kingston, Cambridge  
27-May - Birmingham, Guildford, Reading  
01-Jun - Livingston, Manchester, Solihull  
02-Jun - Glasgow (Sauchiehall), Wakefield, Redditch  
03-Jun - Meadowhall, Lincoln, Worcester  
08-Jun - Warrington, Glasgow (Braehead), Merryhill  
09-Jun - Coventry, Stirling, Carmarthen  
10-Jun - Swindon, Glasgow (Buchanan), Cheltenham  
15-Jun - Bolton, Eastbourne, Romford, Stratford  
16-Jun - Doncaster, Bromley, Lakeside, Wimbledon  
17-Jun - Hanley, Croydon, Bluewater, Windsor  
27-Jul - Brent Cross 
28-Jul - Stratford City 
29-Jul - White City 
04-Aug - Regent Street, Liverpool St 
05-Aug - South Molton St, Kings Road 
10-Aug - Victoria Station 
11-Aug - Covent Garden

2) Free Sample of Colgate Toothpaste
You can get your hands on a free sample of Colgate Sensitive Pro Relief toothpaste, by requesting it here. After five days of using your product you can share your feedback and get money off your next Colgate purchase. 

3) Free Origins Moisturiser
Take any empty facial moisturiser to your nearest Origins shop or Concession stand (locator here) on 21st April 2012 and get a free full sized pot of either Starting Over Age-erasing Moisturizer with Mimosa' (RRP £36) or 'A Perfect World Age-defense Moisturizer with White Tea' (RRP £32) as part of Origins Earth Month. 
(There's only 5,000 pots to be spread around so it might be worth while to go early to avoid disappointment.)

That's about it again, sorry that there's not much going on in the freebie world! 
Until next time.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

GOSH Mash Up: Purple Heart & Blooming Forrest.

Hi there guys! I have a little pollish experiment today using two GOSH polishes, Purple Heart and Blooming Forrest.

I really like the look of this, however this look looks better with the Blooming Forrest is more at the end of the nail. For this look I used one coat of Purple Hearts, with one coat of Blooming Forrest over the top.

If only my actual nails were longer! I'd definitely wear this for a night out! It's such a great combo.

Here's a little close up for you.

Hope you like this look as much as I do!

Myface Cosmetics: Mymix Foundation Review

Hello my lovlies :) time for another review! I've been taking advantage of the 3 for 2 deal at boots,  here is a little gem I picked up.

One thing I must say about their range of products is that it is amazing! Admittedly the packaging isn't fancy, but that shouldn't make you steer away from them. They organise products into skin colour ranges, fair, medium & med/dark. Throughout these ranges, they have products which suit that skin tone, which is pretty clever, as I'm often looking at make up and wondering if it would suit my skin.
When I was looking for a new foundation I was attracted to how they had the little skin colour ranges. For the foundations they had 3 different levels within the main categories, 01, 02 & 03, 01 being the lightest. When trying out the colours 01 looked a definite match and I was so pleased because I haven't been able to find a foundation that is an exact match to my skin. 

However when I got it home, I was slightly disappointed as it didn't look as spot on to my skin tone that I thought. As you can see if has slight undertones which is perfect as quite a few of the pale foundations I have tried have either been too pink or too yellow, but this is pretty spot on.

I don't know if you can see properly from this being rubbed in but it is slightly darker than I thought, however on my face you can't really tell that much, which is great! I did try and mix it with my bourjois healthy mix when I first used it, but it went really cakey. I plucked up the courage to wear it on it's own and it really does look great. I'm so so so pleased with this foundation it is actually unreal!

I don't know how long it lasts because I wear it over my Revlon primer, but with the the primer and being powdered ever so slightly with my E.L.F HD powder it does last all day.

-The colour range is great in my opinion, however I wouldn't know for darker skins.
-They have a concealer that is an exact match to the foundation, which saves a lot of hassle.
-I love the finish of the foundation, it's very natural and makes my skin look a lot better.
-Price, I paid £9 for this foundation as it Myface had a n offer going in boots, I'm not sure if it's still going though.
- The packaging could look a bit more expensive.. I'm just trying to find something bad really!

Will I repurchase? So very tempted!

RRP: £12.99 at boots and on the myface cosmetics website

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

GOSH: Bright Passion Nail Polish Swatches

Hello there :) here is another nail varnish post for you! 

Sorry about the left over bit of security tag! That's the only problem for me buying from superdrug!

This is with about four coats, I tried to build it up but it's obviously more designed to be a topcoat as the base colour is very dilute. I really love the strands of glitter, getting me in a party mood!

A better picture of the four layers. I've done some experimenting layering it up so posts should be coming soon!

RRP: £5

Barry M: Foil Effects Polish in Silver Swatches & Mini Review

Hello my lovlies! Today I have for you the Barry M Foil Effect Nail Polish in 319

'Instant Nail Effects foil is an amazing addition to our Nail Paints. It is applied like any other Nail Paint but with a luxurious foil finish previously only acheived from a salon manicure. It only requires one coat and is very quick drying."

This polish is a great look for a night out, and can be great during the day if you can pull it off! It's also great for nail art.

It only needs one coat and dries quickly, great if you're in a rush like I always am!

It does sort of look like a minx jobby but I'm not so convinced.

Overall, the application is fab, may look streaky ish when applied but once dries it looks flawless, looks great underneath a variety of top coats or just as good on it's own, and for it's price you can't go far wrong! 

RRP: £3.99, you can find it at Boots, Superdrug and on the Barry M website.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

GOSH: Blooming Forrest Quattro Swatches & Mini Review

Hello there my lovlies :) Time for another review & swatch post, this time of another GOSH Quattro. (I did some swatches a very long while back and don't think I should link back because they are probably terrible!)

The packaging is nice a sturdy, and I also like the little window so you can see the colours inside.
Time for swatches.
Natural light

With flash.

My favourite colour has to be the burgundy colour, it really is beautiful and I can't wait to use it in a smokey eye. The white shade will be a great brow highlight colour too.

Overall, pigmentation is good and I like the packaging, however for £8.49 I am unsure if I would repurchase if they weren't on offer.

RRP: £8.49 and you can find them here on the superdrug website.

Friday, 6 April 2012

Freebie Friday: 30/3/12 - 5/4/12

Sorry for the lack of freebie post last week, I literally couldn't find anything, here's what I found this week.

1) Free Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick to be won
Special K are giving away one million Colour Elixir Lipsticks in Ruby Tuesday. All you have to do is register with them to enter. Click here.

2) Full Collection of L'Oreal's Colour Riche Nails to be won
Register with the L'Oreal Insider to enter tonnes of giveaways, this being one of them.

3) Free L'Oreal Lumi Magique foundation sample
Click here to enter.

That's about all I can find :( sorry!


Wednesday, 4 April 2012

E.L.F: Mini Haul

Look what arrived! I have another E.L.F haul for you!
I decided to put in an order because they had a free 'Luck of the Irish' gift for St. Paddy's day. 

Here is the box of goodies!

1) Studio Line HD powder. 
This was a repurchase, but it's for my kit this time, not myself. I last bought this when there was an offer on because I thought £6 was a quite a bit compared to the prices of other products on their site, however, I am more than happy to pay full price now because it's last for ever and it's a great silky powder.
RRP: £6

2) Studio Line Eyebrow Kit in Ash
Not quite sure if this will be the right colour. Will definitely do a review on this.
RRP: £3.50

3) Normal line Wet Gloss Lash and Brow Clear Mascara. 
This is another repurchase. My other when started to smell a bit dodgey, and for £1.50 it's a must have.
RRP: £1.50

4) Normal Line Zit Zapper. 
Seen so many great reviews on this when I saw it was stocked I had to try it for myself, can't wait to try it out!
RRP: £1.50

5) Studio Line Powder Brush
Seen so many great reviews on this, going to try this with my liquid foundation.
RRP: £3.50

6) Studio Line Eyeshadow 'C' Brush
This brush is so densely packed of super soft bristles, it's beautiful!
RRP: £3.50

7) Normal Line Blending Eye Brush
Again, the bristles are so soft, for £1.50 you can't really go wrong!
RRP: £1.50

8) Normal Line Crease Brush
A slightly smaller version of the Blending Brush, it's rather cute!
RRP: £1.50

8) Nail Polish in Fire Coral
This was the freebie. Not too disappointing! Don't think I'm going to open this though and keep it for a giveaway or a present.
RRP: £1.50 (but obviously I got it for free)

It all came to £25.45, including delivery, and it got here in super fast time. I love E.L.F so much can't wait to try some of these bad boys out and review them for you! 
Let me know if there's a particular review you are after.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

GOSH: Green Hawaii Nail Polish Swatches

I got this as part of a birthday present, and thought I'd swatch it for you. I don't know if you can see the weird sticky stuff on the lid? Superdrug always has them dodgey barcode thingies that are so awful to get off! If someone could give me any tips I'd be so grateful!

This is it in natural light, it's a beautiful yellow based green with multicoloured glitter.

This is it with flash.

You can see it here up close, and you can definitely see the multicoloured glitter. These are all with 3 coats. I'd give a little review but I haven't had a chance to wear it yet. The glitter is rather chunky and I imagine this might need a bit of soaking to help get it off.
RRP: £5 at Superdrug
Hope you enjoyed the swatches!