Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Wilko Fruits Chocolate Orange Bath Foam


As it is December it's time for the Christmas themed beauty items to make an entrance and first up is Wilkinsons with the Fruits range.

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Cold Weather Essentials

It is December and Winter is here and it is time for the cold weather essentials to come out and be the main attraction on your vanity or your sink and the wooly hat and gloves to come out from the back of the wardrobe.


Saturday, 5 December 2015

Tanya Burr Cosmetics: Fairytale Eye Palette


As you know Tanya Burr's cosmetic line has had a revamp and new items have been added, I have here the fairytale eye palette.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Benefit Dandelion


The Benefit box o' powders are the stuff of legends, every beauty vlogger has one or more of these in their makeup stash so I picked up Dandelion to try it out.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

PS Love... Volumising Mascara

Primark have had their beauty range out for a while and I will admit I am quite late getting on this train but better late than never as the saying goes.


Tuesday, 1 December 2015

October & November Favourites 2015


I apologise for my sporadic posts and long absences but as stated things at work have been so busy and I am currently on 8AM starts working in a Portacabin till after the New Year with no specific month when we can move back to our old building.

So to make up for that I am going to try and post everyday in December (operative word is try), and to kick us off is a double favourites post.

Monday, 26 October 2015

#ManiMonday: Dragster - Barry M

It's my favourite time of the week, even though it is Monday morning and it is back to work, I can always cheer myself up with #ManiMonday. So here is another Autumn edition for you from Barry M.

Friday, 23 October 2015

#PuckerUpFriday: Sashay Away - TopShop

Welcome to another #PuckerUpFriday, and I have another Autumn inspired shade for you from TopShop.


Thursday, 22 October 2015

La Roche Posay Serozinc


I will admit I do have blemish prone skin and I am always on the lookout for any skincare products that may help this. I have heard of Serozinc as every blogger and their mother was raving about this so I finally took the plunge and placed a tin in my basket.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

GOSH Liquid Pen Eyeliners


Since becoming a beauty blogger I have become a massive fan of liquid pen eyeliners, I've found them so easy to use, and I have used many of these little beauties. I was in Superdrug and picked these up.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Dirty Works Triple Action Micellar Cleansing Water


I am always wanting to try new things, and while I was in my local Sainsbury's I thought I would check out the Dirty Works range and picked up the micellar water.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

W7 The Honey Queen Honeycomb Blusher


The packaging of the bronzer reminds me of the Benefit Box O'Powders and this has been noted as a dupe for the Rockateur blusher. The blusher contains a lot of shimmer and is quite orange toned.

Friday, 16 October 2015

#PuckerUpFriday: 156 - Barry M Lip Paint

Welcome to another #PuckerUpFriday and I am staying with the Autumn theme and bringing you a bold, dark cherry colour.


Thursday, 15 October 2015

Collection Eyes Uncovered: Nude Bronze


I love my palettes and I have been loving the Eyes Uncovered palettes from Collection, there are 3 palettes in the range (I reviewed Nude already on the blog), and up next is Nude Bronze.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Benefit The Porefessional Primer


The Porefessional primer has become a cult product and has been hyped up the ying yang, so I wanted to know if it was worth the hype.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Mitchum Deodorant

Now deodorant is not seen as a taboo subject but for someone to make a blog post about one is saying something.


Monday, 12 October 2015

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Friday, 9 October 2015

#PuckerUpFriday: Crazy Sexy Crimson - The Body Shop

Welcome to #PuckerUpFriday, and as we are in Autumn I am bringing you Crazy Sexy Crimson from The Body Shop and their Colour Crush range of lipsticks.


Thursday, 8 October 2015

The Body Shop Red Musk EDP

This was released as part of The Body Shop's Musk range and is completely different to what has been released before as this is not floral based.


Hiatus Explained!

Hi,

I know what you're thinking this girl takes a lot of hiatuses but there was a reason for this one.

Where I work there was a massive fire over the bank holiday weekend so every one of my colleagues have been on overdrive trying to help out and because the damage has been extensive we have had to move premises so the logistics of moving has been a nightmare.

We are currently in our temporary premises for the next six months and we are staying there until the building work is completed.

So bare with me as I have a post scheduled for 6PM today and am scheduling some more posts to go up on the blog over the next week or so.

thanks for tuning in

Gemma
xxxx

Sunday, 30 August 2015

MUA Extreme Curl Mascara

As you know I am a mascara fiend (I'm a makeup fiend as well - it's a problem I know). So while I was in my local Superdrug I was perusing the MUA stand and came across their extreme length mascara. I will admit that the packaging pulled me in (yes I am a sucker for pretty packaging)


Saturday, 29 August 2015

Collection Eyes Uncovered Palette - Nude

I love a good eyeshadow palette so when Collection realeased their brand new palettes, that was it I was scouring the aisles of Superdrug and Boots for the 3 palettes. The first palette is the Nude palette.


Friday, 28 August 2015

#PuckerUpFriday: Velvet Rose - Essence XXXL Longlasting Lipgloss

Welcome to another Pucker Up Friday, I hope your enjoying them! This time I bring you an entry from Essence, and their XXL Long Lasting Matte lipgloss range.


Thursday, 27 August 2015

L'Oreal Miss Manga: Punky Mascara

When L'Oreal released the Miss Manga mascara everyone and their dog was going nuts for it, and I will admit so was I, so when they released their Miss Manga: Punky Mascara I headed for my nearest L'Oreal stand to pick one up.


Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturiser - Essential Moisture

I will admit I am really bad when it comes to daily moisturising, I have a large amount of Body Butters waiting to be used up as I am lazy, there I said it you happy! So when I came across the spray & go moisturiser I had to pick up a bottle.


Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Sleek Blush By 3 - Pink Lemonade

As you know since becoming a beauty blogger I have become a blusher fiend, and I was browsing the blush by 3's from Sleek when I picked up the Pink Lemonade palette.


Monday, 24 August 2015

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Barry M Make Me Blush Cream

As you know I am a blusher fiend and my drawer is a live action game of Tetris, so I welcome the latest release from Barry M, the Make Me Blush Cream sticks.


Saturday, 22 August 2015

SEVENTEEN BackLash Mascara

As you know I love mascara, it's that final finishing touch to your eyes that can make them pop. So while I was in Boots I picked up SEVENTEEN's Back Lash mascara to see what this was like.


Friday, 21 August 2015

Thursday, 20 August 2015

B. Sun Kissed Bronzing Powder - 112 Light

Summer has been halfie-halfie, we have had some sun and then there has been some showers (but I live in the North of England so we get some crappy weather), and during Summer is when the bronzer comes out of hibernation.


Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Essence Stay Natural Concealer

For me under eye concealer needs to cover dark circles and also highlight those areas by brightening them up so I am always on the lookout for a concealer that matches my needs.


Tuesday, 18 August 2015

L'Oreal Absolute Makeup Remove: Eye and Lip

When I knew I was about to finish up my Body Shop Camomile eye makeup remover, I quickly purchased myself a bottle of the L'Oreal eye and lip makeup remover as I had heard a lot of good stuff about it - Well we'll see.


Monday, 17 August 2015

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Makeup Revolution Pressed Powder

Having combination to oily skin can be a real bug bear especially when it comes to making my makeup stay on, so using a powder to set everything is the way it goes.


Saturday, 15 August 2015

Avon SuperExtend Liquid Liner

As you know I have become obsessed with liquid eyeliner, especially of the felt tip variety, so welcome Avon and their Super Extend Eyeliner.


Friday, 14 August 2015

#PuckerUpFriday: Peach on the Beach - Bourjois Color Boost Lip Crayon*

Welcome to another #PuckerUpFriday, and it's a summery one for you, this was a gift with purchase as I spent over £15 on Bourjois and got a set free, so I didn't choose this lip product for myself.


Thursday, 13 August 2015

MaxFactor Creme Puff Blush

As you know blusher fiend here, I have that many my current blusher draw is becoming a real live tetris game trying to fit them all in. One of the newest releases from MaxFactor is their Creme Puff Blusher, which look like dupes for the Hourglass Ambient Blushers (I have none of these at the moment so am unable to test that theory.

 

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation

I originally loved the healthy mix foundation, so when I saw that they have a gel formulation I wanted to know what the difference was.


Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Garnier Pure Active Micellar Water

I picked this up as I have previously used the original Garnier Micellar Water and really loved that product and I ended up stumbling across the pure active micellar water and thought I would give this a try.


Monday, 10 August 2015

#ManiMonday: Caspian - Barry M

Welcome to another summery edition of #ManiMonday, and welcome Caspian from the Barry M Aquarium range.


This is a really nice gold duchrome that changes to pink in certain light. This isn't normally my kind of shade as I find gold shades can wash me out, but this one looked rally great on the nails.

The polish applied well and was quite opaque on first application, but a second coat was added to make sure that the polish was fully opaque..

I loved the colour and found it to be completely different to any other shades that I have in my collection. I found that did last really well on the nails and there was only minor tip wear.

Thanks for tuning in

Gemma
xxxx

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Barry M Blink Precision Eyeliner

I am always on the lookout for a good eyeliner so while I was in my local Boots I picked up the Barry M Blink eyeliner. If you read this blog you may have noticed this in a monthly favourites so read on to find out why I like this eyeliner.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Revlon PhotoReady Primer

Revlon isn't a brand that I normally look at in the drugstore unless I am looking for something in particular. I have heard some good things about the photoready primer and thought I would give it a try.


The primer is lightweight and is supposed to soften the skin as well as diffuse light to help minimise flaws and even the skin texture out. The primer is also oil, talc, fragrance, and paraben free,

I absolutely love this primer, it creates such a great base for my foundation that I notice it hides my pores and just allows for a smooth and flawless look. The primer applies really well on to the skin and the statement is true it doesn't feel heavy on the skin and just creates an amazing canvas for your foundation.
The primer retails for £12.99 and can be found at your local BOOTS or SUPERDRUG or online by clicking on the links.

Thanks for tuning in

Gemma
xxxx

Friday, 7 August 2015

#PuckerUpFriday: Vixen - Sleek True Colour Lipstick

Welcome to something completely different, I am creating a series to go up every Friday called #PuckerUpFriday, each Friday I will review a lippy, so what better way to celebrate the start of the weekend by slapping on some lippy.

First of is Vixen from Sleek Cosmetics.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Makeup Revolution Amazing Curve/ Curl Mascara

As you know I am a mascara junkie (who am I kidding I'm just a makeup junkie). As you know by now Makeup Revolution has been one of the breakout makeup brands of the last year, so next on my review list is the Amazing Curve/ Curl mascara.

 

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

July Favourites 2015

Welcome to another favourites post, July has been such a busy month, I turned 30 and I hit my 100 books target, and I was away at the end of the month so the schedule programming was interrupted for a couple of days. You don't want to hear about that you want to know what I have been loving this month so let's get this show on the road.



Friday, 31 July 2015

The Body Shop Grapefruit EDT

If you have been a long term reader of my blog, you will know that I am a massive fan of The Body Shop's fragrances (I've previously mentioned the Chocomania, and Raspberry fragrances).