Sunday, 17 December 2017

Bourjois Metallic Lip Creams Review and Photo's

Bourjois Metallic Lip Gloss
With the phenomena of the Liquid Lipstick over the past couple of years, this popular lip choice has taken on a whole new meaning this year with the introduction of the metallic liquid lip. Bourjois is the latest brand to release their own collection of 8 party-ready shades that are the perfect addition to any festive partygoers makeup look! So here are my thoughts...
Price
The Bourjois Metallic Lip Creams retail for £7.99 for 3.6ml of product. As I mentioned above there are 8 colours to choose from including,
1. Supernova (300) - A Light Champagne Bronze.
2. Guilded Rose (100) - A Deep Rose/Bronze.
3. Molten Mauve (200) - A Duochrome light Rose/Brown.
4. Red Carpet (600) - A Vivid Wine Red.
5. Neon Nights (500) - A Vivid Fuschia Pink.
6. Pink Fizz (400) - A Light Petal Pink.
7. Liquid Steel (700) - Another Stunning Duochrome Lilac/Grey.
8. Midnight Metal (800) - A Deep Grey/Blue.
The full collection of swatches can be found on the Superdrug website here.
Packaging
When it comes to coloured lip products I prefer simple packaging just like these Bourjois Lip Creams, as it lets you see each colour much more clearly. Inside you'll find a decently sized doe foot applicator that is slightly slanted for ease of use.
Application
These Lip Creams are very much like a lip gloss formula in the sense they have a lovely thick consistency and feel super smooth and comfortable on the lips. They also glide on effortlessly to reveal a richly pigmented metallic gloss, however, they do transfer easily.

I have to admit I'm not the biggest fan of a metallic lip but I do like the fact these are versatile as they can be worn alone or as a lip topper to transform a regular cream or matte lipstick. I also recommend if you're wearing these alone to apply a thin layer first, then blot with a tissue before going in with a second thin layer.
Bourjois 500 Neon Nights
Bourjois 100 Guilded Rose
Bourjois 300 Supernova
Longevity
These last a good few hours, but I would recommend popping them in your bag for on the go touch-ups.
Overall Thoughts
I have to say the metallic lip trend hasn't been my personal cup of tea, but I do quite like the Bourjois Metallic Lip Creams because of their unique colour selection and lip gloss like the texture, as well as the fact these are comfortable, versatile, non-sticky and highly pigmented on the lips.

Price wise they are a little more expensive for the amount you get in the tube compared to some other drugstore metallic lip products but if you've grown fond of the metallic lip trend then as I mentioned above these are a great addition to any festive party look. So if you're after something a little different to spice up your lips or you're a fan of a metallic lip or lip topper in general, then these may be worth a look at if not for the beautiful colour selection alone.

I award the Bourjois Metallic Lip Creams a 4.3 out of 5

Other products used in this look, 
Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in 51 Light Vanilla
Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer in Light
Bourjois Pot Blush in Rose D'Or
Bourjois Xmas Smokey Stories Eyeshadow Quad
Bourjois Push Up Volume Glamour Mascara

*These were sent to me complimentary but as always all opinions are my own. 
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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Primark PS Insta Girl Priming Oil Review and Photo's

Primark Priming Oil
With primers being an essential part of a good and long-lasting base, it's easy to see why they've become a must-have item in any make-up addicts routine. I'm a big fan of the Benefit Porefessional*, however, just recently I've seen a growing selection of different consistencies of Primers including this Priming Oil from the Primark PS Insta Girl Collection. The Primark Priming Oil claims to help give you a 'moisture rich make-up application' and a 'dewy finish', so here are my thoughts...
Price
This #No Filter Priming Oil retails for an affordable £5 for 20ml of product.
Packaging
Not only does this comes boxed but inside you'll find a glass bottle and a pipette style dropper for ease of application. Information wise this tells you both on the box and bottle exactly what it's for and what it does.
Application
For best results, I dispensed a couple of drops onto my fingertips and then I applied this directly all over the face using patting motions. Initially, I did rub this in instead of patting, but if you do wear several layers of moisturiser then this could cause your lotion to peel off and so I do recommend pressing this in rather than rubbing it into the skin. It's also worth noting that this does smell very nutty because of the large mix of nuts and seeds contained within the oil.

For foundation, I used the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation* and my Makeup Revolution Oval Face Brush to blend everything out and I have to say the oil helps the foundation not only glide on much easier but the final result is beautiful, dewy and glowing skin. Finally, I went in with a little powder down my t-zone as well as some bronzer, blush and highlighter to finish everything off.
Longevity
After a good 12 hours of wear, my foundation still looked lovely and glowy, with the exception of a bit of wear around my mouth area. Also, if you are prone to shine around your t-zone area then I recommend carrying some blotting paper with you just too matte down any unnecessary shine.
Overall Thoughts
Having used this primer for a good month now I have to say I'm obsessed as not only is this great value for money but I just love the way it can transform particularly a matte foundation into a beautiful dewy, glowy finish as well as helping it glide on easily.

As I mentioned above I do recommend patting this onto the face as opposed to rubbing it in but nevertheless, this primer is for sure long-wearing and perfect if you love a glowy finish.

Lastly, if you do have oily skin then this may not be for you and so a mattifying primer would probably work better, however, if you are on the hunt for a new primer and you just love a long-wearing, glowy consistency, then this may just be right up your street!

I award the Primark PS Insta Girl Priming Oil a 4.8 out of 5

You may also like these other Primark Makeup Reviews Here...

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Tuesday, 28 November 2017

I Heart Makeup Unicorn Heart Highlighter Review and Photo's

Makeup Revolution Unicorn Highlighter
Over the past couple of years, rainbow highlighters have become a bit of a thing within the beauty world and if you're already a fan of anything Unicorn then you'll for sure love this! Now I have already mentioned this highlighter in my Top 5 Makeup Revolution Highlighters Worth Buying linked below, however, I thought this deserved its own dedicated review, so here are my thoughts...
Price
This retails for a super affordable £5 for 10g of product. Inside you'll find five pastel rainbow shades that come together to form the most beautiful looking Unicorn Heart!
Packaging
What isn't to love about this! It comes boxed, it's heart-shaped and it's adorned with rainbow holographic writing, say no more...
Application
The highlighter itself is a baked, frost formula and each colour is divided up into five sections giving you the freedom to use them all together to create the ultimate Unicorn glow or you could use them separately as eyeshadows, highlighters or even dusted across the decollete. Either way, the Unicorn Heart is insanely pigmented, shimmery, fun and soft to the touch.
Longevity
This lasts really well throughout the day, however, I would recommend popping this in your bag to touch up of an evening.
Overall Thoughts
I say this a lot but Makeup Revolution really know how to pull it out the bag when it comes to on-trend, affordable, quality products and this highlighter is no exception. Yes, I admit this rainbow addition is not for everyone, but nonetheless, I think this is a great highlighter if like I mentioned above you're a fan of unicorns, rainbows, highlighters in general or you're just an avid Revolution fan! Ethier way I think this would make a great gift for someone who is into any of the above as the packaging alone is worthy of a place on any makeup addicts vanity!

I award the I Heart Makeup Unicorn Heart a 4.9 out of 5

The I Heart Makeup Revolution can be found in Superdrug and on the Tam Beauty website.
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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Best Black Friday Deals UK - Beauty and Fashion

Black Friday Deals
Black Friday is here and early this time! So today I wanted to round up the Best Black Friday Deals I've found along with some of my favourite product recommendations and lust-have Fashion and Beauty picks. Also be sure to check back as I'll be updating this as and when the deals come in. Happy Shopping! 
AMAZON* - 17th November at 00:00 - 26th November 23.59 2017
MY TOP AMAZON PICKS
1. Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean Electric Toothbrush* Saving 70%! (I have this in Rose Gold)*
2. Real Techniques Your Picks Gift Set* Saving 36%
3. Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick* Saving 20% (My faves are Rubi's Cute and Hey Nude)
4. L'Oreal Extraordinary Facial Oil* Saving 30%
ASOS* - Up to 60% off Women's Shoes and Accessories and up to 60% of Men's Jeans and Chinos. Ends 22nd November 2017 at 8am.
MY TOP ASOS WOMEN'S PICKS
1. Adidas Originals Superstar Unisex Black and White Trainers*
2. ASOS Revive Chelsea Ankle Boots*
3. ASOS Red Beanie with Faux Fur Pom Pom*
4. River Island Cable Knit Faux Fur Pom Pom Beanie Hat*


BEAUTY BAY* - 30% off everything!!
MY TOP BEAUTY BAY PICKS
1. Milani Baked Blush*
2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade*
3. Laura Gellar Baked Gelato in Gilded Honey*
4. Beautyblender Midas Touch*


BOOHOO* - Daily Black Friday Offers.


DEBENHAMS* - Up to 50% off Full Price Selected Items (T&C's apply)
MY TOP DEBENHAMS PICKS
1. Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette* - 16% off
2. YSL Manifesto Eau de Parfum 50ml* - 50% off
3. YSL False Lash Gift Set* - 20% off
4. Laura Geller Gilded Goddess 3 Piece Kit* - 59% off

FEEL UNIQUE- Up to 60% off selected brands
MY TOP FEEL UNIQUE PICKS
1. Vera Wang Princess Eau De Toilette* - 50% off
2. Redken Pillow Proof Blowdry Express Primer Cream* - 34% off
3. La Roche Posay Anthelios SPF 50 Ultra Light Face Fluid* - 33% off
4. Barry M Illuminating Highlighter Palette* - 21% off

MAKEUP REVOLUTION - Up to 70% off. Ends Monday 27th November 2017 at 23.59
MY TOP REVOLUTION PICKS
1. Makeup Revolution Golden Sugar 2 - 30% off
2. Makeup Revolution Ulta Pro Glow - 30% off
3. Makeup Revolution Oval Face Brush - 30% off
4. Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1 Eyeshadow Palette - 30% off

MISSGUIDED* - 50% off Dresses (Ends Tonight)
Use code DRESSLOVE


RIVER ISLAND* - Up to 40% off Selected Items
MY TOP RIVER ISLAND PICKS
1. Black Pointed Over The Knee Boots*


SUPERDRUG - Up to 60% off Selected Products


TOPSHOP* - Up to 50% off Selected Departments and Free International Delivery. Ends 27th November 2017

MY TOP TOPSHOP PICKS
1. L'Amour Stud White T-Shirt*
2. Slash Neck Pink Sequin Mini Dress*


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Saturday, 18 November 2017

My Glossier New York Experience and a Glossier, Sephora and World Duty Free Haul!

Glossier Showroom, Sephora Haul, and World Duty Free
This month I was lucky enough to visit New York for the fourth time and what's a trip to New York without a bit of shopping! So today I wanted to share with you what I picked up as well as my experience at the Glossier Showroom.

GLOSSIER*

It's safe to say Glossier is the talk of the town and if you haven't heard the goss then Glossier now also ship to the UK too, hooray! While I was in New York I took a trip to the infamous showroom to see what all the fuss was about, so here's my Gossier experience...

First of the shop/showroom is actually really easy to find as it's located in Lower Manhatten along Lafayette Street which is one of the main streets that runs through Soho.
The building itself actually looks more like a block of swanky New York apartments, however, the massive Glossier flag outside kind of gives it away that this is more than just your average beauty shop!

As you approach the building you are greeted at the entrance by a girl in an amazing pink boiler suit who advises you to take the lift to the penthouse to access the showroom. When you get to the top the lift opens to reveal the most dreamy light and airy white, pink and red space full of Glossier goodness!
The showroom itself is laid out in sections so you can swatch, play and apply the products to your heart's content. There's even a sink area where you can test out all of the skincare and I also loved the fact there was plenty of friendly staff to help and advise you if you needed.
Overall I loved the friendly and calming atmosphere of the showroom so without further ado here's what I picked up...

Glossier Phase 1 Set* Saving £8. You can purchase everything in the set below separately also.
Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser*
Glossier Priming Moisturizer
Glossier Balm Dotcom* (I picked up Birthday)

Glossier Mask Duo* Saving £6. Again you can buy the masks separately below.
Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask*
Glossier Mega Greens Galaxy Pack*

Other products mentiond in my haul video above:
Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich
Glossier You Fragrance

**This week Glossier is in London for one week only! (15-22nd November 2017). Here are all the deets... http://goo.gl/msseii**

To find out more about Glossier you can visit the website here*. I'll also link my New York Vlog below if you want to see more of the showroom.

SEPHORA*

A trip to New York wouldn't be complete without a visit to Sephora and this time I picked up a few different products to put to the test here on the blog so I will definitely keep you updated!
Too Faced Peach Mist Mattifying Setting Spray
It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream SPF50*
Stila Eye for Elegance Liquid Eye Shadow Set*
Sephora Pearl Eye Mask
Sephora Almond Foot Mask

Other products I mentioned in my haul video:
Sephora Sheet Mask Review
Sephora Sleeping Mask

WORLD DUTY FREE HEATHROW T2

Lastly, before we boarded the plane I had to have a nosey around the duty-free and I have to say Heathrow Terminal 2 where we flew out from has the most amazing World Duty Free shop full of impressive brands including, MAC, Bobbi Brown, NARS, Jo Malone, Khiel's and so much more!
Products mentioned:
Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm*
MAC Blacktrack and Dipdown Gel Liner
MAC Soar Lip Pencil

Before you go...

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Friday, 17 November 2017

Marks and Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar 2017 Review and What's Inside!?

M&S Advent Calendar 2017
 Yes, it's finally here the Marks and Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar 2017!* So if you are intrigued what's inside the calendar and is it really worth the money, then *SPOILER* alert I'm going to share with you everything that's inside this *£250 Value* beauty calendar!
Price
The calendar retails for £35 the only catch is you have to spend £35 or more in store or online to get the advent calendar for £35. However, overall the value of the contents inside is worth an amazing £250!
Packaging
The functinality of this calendar compared to last years which I will link here is not as good as you do have to take out some of the front houses to beable to get to the back ones and of course all the numbers are placed in sporadic order. But nontheless the design of this years is one of my favourites as I love the attention to detail.
What's Inside?
So you're probably wondering what on earth is inside for it to be worth £250?! Well, let's find out...

Day 1 - Rosie By Autograph Amazing Radiance Body Glow


Day 2 - Filorga Meso-Mask* 


Day 3 - NUXE Precious Scented Shower Oil* 


Day 4 - Gatineau Advanced Rejuvenating Cream* 


Day 5 - Rodial Dragon's Blood Sculpting Gel* 


Day 6 - Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Perla*


Day 7 - Korres Wild Rose Advanced Repair Sleeping Facial* 


Day 8 - Eyeko Black Magic Mascara* 


Day 9 - Nails Inc. Gel One Coat in Molten Star* 


Day 10 - M&S Formula Radiance Reveal Peel* 


Day 11 - Look Good Feel Better Sculpting Sponge* 


Day 12 - Alpha H Liquid Rose Gold* 


Day 13 - Shay & Blue Perfume* 


Day 14 - Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm* 


Day 15 - Diego Dalla Palma Lash Booster Mascara


Day 16Percy & Reed Session Hold Hairspray* 


Day 17 - REN Instant Firming Beauty Shot* 


Day 18 - Ameliorate Transforming Body Lotion


Day 19 - Leighton Denny Nail Polish in Stardust* 


Day 20 - Pixi by Petra Lip Lift Max in Honey Sheen*  


Day 21 - Balance Me Rose Otto Face Oil


Day 22 - Autograph Hydrating Confidence Boost Primer* 


Day 23 - Formula Ultimate Sleep Cream* 


Day 24 - Pur Correcting Primer


Day 25 - My Favourite Things Makeup Bag*


Well, guys there you have it, what do you think and what are your favourite items from the calendar? I hope you found this helpful if you did want to see what's inside this year's advent calendar.

Personally, I think this is even more impressive than last years and let me tell you the 2016 version was hard to beat! However, for the same price, I think this years has exceeded my expectations with 25 amazing premium sized 4 and 5 star rated beauty products for only £35 that are also perfect if you're a seasoned traveller. 

So what do you guys think, will you be buying this years 2017 Beauty Calendar? I'd love to hear your thoughts...

I award the Marks and Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar a 4.9 out of 5
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