Sunday, 24 August 2014

Rimmel Lipstick Lock


This was a spur of the moment purchase, I don't wear lipstick that often (a beauty blogger that doesn't always wear lipstick shock! horror!), but when I do, I do like it to last.

This looks like a dupe for lipcote (another lip lock product).

What you do with this is once your lipstick is applied you blot it and then apply a light coat of this over the top. Once applied you then have to wait for it to dry (you can't put your lips together until it has).

It does make my lipstick last by drying it to a matte feel (think of the bourjois rouge edition velvet's and your about there for the sensation), what I'm not a fan of is the smell as it just stinks and it smells like chemicals, which is a product turn off especially when it is going on your lips and there is a minute chance that you will probably end up with some in your mouth (not a nice thought).

It's a good product but the chemical smell just puts me off.

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Friday, 22 August 2014

Natural Collection Bushed Cheeks - Pink Cloud



I've slowly started to dip my toe into blusher and I picked this up from Boots. When I am trying something I want to work my way up the price ladder so to speak so this was next on the price rung at £1.99

I have found Natural Collection to be hit and miss, there can be some great products, and then there are ones you really need to stay away from, and for me this was a miss.

I loved the colour of the blusher, but I found when applied to the skin it was so sheer on the skin it just didn't show up it was so sheer I just ended up swirling the brush around the pot for ages.

Overall not a blusher I will purchase again.

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Monday, 18 August 2014

Models Own Quick Dry Drops



I love Models Own nail polish, I think they are some of the best, so when I saw this in my local Superdrug, it found it's way into my basket.

The premise of this product is once you have painted your nails you then add a couple of drops of this onto your nails and it dries them quicker. The product comes with a little pipette that you use to apply the product to the nail, this then takes over as the lid as you screw it back onto the bottle.

I painted my nails then put this on, now I will admit that I have been spoilt by Elegant Touch Rapid Dry Spray for Nails, which dries really fast. I gave these 2 minutes and they were still tacky (Elegant Touch dries in 1 minute) so I really wasn't impressed with these drops as much as I thought I would be.

The idea is sound, but for me this product just doesn't work.

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Friday, 15 August 2014

MUA Complexion Matte Primer


I am always on the lookout for a good primer, so when I saw this in my local Superdrug for £4 I thought I have to try this.

The description for this primer is that it is good or normal/combination skins as well as oily skin, so this was really right up my street.

I've been testing this out and it applies to the skin well and is silicone based so does feel quite oily when applying to the skin, the tube is small (7.5ml) but does last well and the price isn't too bad either (£4.00).

The primer has been put through its paces as my region of the UK has been experiencing soaring tempratures over the last couple of days so it is having to fight sweating (which it failed at, but it has been exceptionally hot so I will let it off a tiny bit).

I do like this primer, it makes my face matte and it does cover my pores really well, the packaging is nice in its simplicity. The product starts an orangey colour and does go clear on the skin making it ready for when you apply your foundation. You only need to apply a small amount as it can become quite greasy if you apply too much.

I like this primer it does help keep your foundation on for longer and I have noticed that it does stop my face becoming to shiny so it does do what it says on the tin. This is a primer I would repurchase again.

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Thursday, 14 August 2014

Lime Basil - Revlon Parfumerie




The parfumerie range from Revlon was a massive launch this year, the theory with this polish is that it is scented and to show this the bottles are in the shape of parisian perfume bottles (they seem Parisian to me).

This is a different colour to what I am used to so I am pushing some boundaries (well my boundaries but they are boundaries). The colour is between a pastel and a dark green you could agree on a lime kind of green.

When you open the bottle you get a hint of what the smell might be. The brush is a small, thin brush which allows for you to reach in the corners. With a thin brush I did worry that it would be streaky, on the first application it was but it corrected itself once the second coat was applied.

I applied a top coat (Sally Hansen Insta-Dry), and worried that the smell might not come through once dried, but I was pleasantly surprised that the smell came through and what surprised me even more is the smell lasted a couple of days, I was only expecting it to last a day at most.

Overall a great polish and one that I will be wearing again come Spring.

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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

MUA Blusher


Since becoming a beauty blogger I have made myself step out of my comfort zone when it comes to makeup, and one of those comfort zones is blusher. I am not a big big fan of blusher it scares me (yes a beauty product scares me).

While I was in Superdrug I was being nosy at the MUA stand and just thought I would have a look at what they have in the shape of blusher, and I came across these little beauties for £1.

Lolly is a pale pink colour that has glitter running through it, this is very light on the skin and adds a nice pop of colour on the cheeks.

Cupcake is a matte peachy shade that is very pigmented so only a small amount is needed on the brush.

These blushers are really pigmented, and for £1 they are really inexpensive. The blushers also blend really well and doesn't leave any harsh lines behind. Out of both of these I have to say that cupcake is my favourite, it gives a really nice flush of colour on the cheeks and applies really smoothly.

These blushers are fantastic if you are just starting out with blusher and don't want to spend a fortune on blushers.

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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

The Body Shop Chocomania Lip Butter*



I love lip balm, and this one I have had for ages, my partner bought me it for Christmas one year and I have just started to use it (the pot put me off mainly). All I have to say is Shame On Me, this lip butter is fantastic I love the scent (I am a chocaholic, so this is always up my street).

The lip butter applies to the lips really well and this one gives a nice shine to lips while it also moisturises.

I have very dry lips so this helps to keep them moisturised and what surprised me about this lip butter is that once applied it stays on the lips for ages.

This is a great lip butter and at the moment one of my favourites, and one I will repurchase again in the future.

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Gemma
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