15 June 2012

FOTD: Shy Girl

Skin79 Triple Plus BB Cream (Pink) (applied with fingers)
Bourjois Blush in Rose D'Or (applied with Real Techniques Blush Brush)
Collection 2000 Shimmer & Shade in It's Peachy (applied with Real Techniques Blush Brush)
No7 Exquisite Curl Mascara in Brown/Black
Rimmel Eyeshadow Duo in Walnut Pearls (applied with fingers)
MAC Shy Girl

Jumper - Zara

13 June 2012

Review: No7 Beautiful Skin Hydration Mask

This is something I've wanted to try for a while and when I heard the No7 vouchers were back I headed to Boots and picked up this beauty.

It says it's for dry/ very dry skin and claims to give and intense moisture boost. I have quite combination/oily skin and recently it's been quite tight feeling and dehydrated so I thought I'd give this a whirl.

Overall I'm pleased to say I really like it! It's consistency is quite strange, quite gel like with swirls of creaminess that wobbles slightly on your hand (yes I wobbled my hand haha). It goes on quite clear to the face though and feels hydrating and my skin was noticeably more moisturised when I came to apply my make up the next morning. It says to leave it on for 3-10 minutes and I left it on for 5 as my skin isn't "very dry" but I definitely feel I could have gone the whole 10 minutes so the following week I left if for the full 10 minutes and it did make the flaky patches feel uncomfortable and sting slightly but it left my skin soft and the flaky patches noticeably more hydrated but no intense moisture boost really.

With products aimed at dry skin types I always worry they'll be a bit too rich for my already slightly oily skin but this didn't make my skin look more oily at all.

I think if you have dehydrated skin then this could be for you but if you have very very dry, flaky skin then this might not be as moisturising as you'd need. I have flaky skin on and around my nose and as I mentioned earlier, it stung a bit when I put this on but was fine on the rest of my skin. So over all I would recommend this for those of you with dehydrated skin rather than very dry as this mask is more hydrating than it is nourishing so you drier skin types might need something richer.

Have any of you lovelies tried this? What are your thoughts on it?

12 June 2012

Favourite Blogger Hypes #1

Since I've been blogging I have discovered many a great product that I probably would never have tried before I entered this crazy but wonderful world of make up and skincare!

I have gone through my stash and picked out a small collection of favourites I've discovered from reading blogs! I cannot tell you how long this took me to choose just these and a second instalment at least is needed to share the mass amount of amazing products I've un earthed.

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers -  I've spoken about these and have reviewed them here so won't go into detail again but what I will say is this - if you don't have these, get them. They are seriously the best bit of kit your eyes will ever have!

Topshop Sunbeam - This is probably the most perfect summer highlight. It's golden tone give that beautiful sunkissed glow to your cheekbones and I adore it. The texture is amazing too, it feels like velvet!

L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil - This first of all smells amazing! Second of all it's so moisturising and turns into a lovely milky substance when the water touches it. It doesn't leave your skin oily at all and is amazing for getting a close shave.

17 Mirror Shine Lipstick in Beehive - a super glossy version of Hue to me! It's more comfortable to wear in my opinion too. I always favour a glossy product as I hate my lips feeling caked down so this gets top marks from me lipstick wise! The packaging could be better as the lid feels a bit flimsy and as though it could easily lose its shape.

Bioderma H20 - UH-MAY-ZING. This is the single most amazing product from removing make up that Ive ever tried and my skin loves it!It's a micellar water which is basically water with oils in it that break down your make up rather than smear it all over your face. Don't be scared off by the mention of oils though, they don't leave my skin oily at all.

Revlon Lip Butters - These have been massively raved about in the blogging world and much deserved too! These are the perfect middle ground between a balm and a lipstick making them super wearable and the shades are gorgeous.

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish - This is my go to cleanser when my skin is really looking rubbish. I can always reply on this to get sort it out and get my skin feeling good again. The creamy texture makes it a great choice for sensitive skin types too.

Dove Express Treatment Conditioner - Good old Dove, it's always a brand I've been able to reply on and this conditioner is the best of the best in my opinion. I've never tried a conditioner quite as good as this one, usually any hair treatments leave my hair feeling really weighed down and greasy but this is super light but very nourishing. The smell is gorgeous and I just love everything about it really.

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer - This is probably the most raved about concealer for the lower price range at least at it really is a great one! It hides my Mummy dark circles with ease and for £4 is really is a fabulous little thing! Mine seems to have split at the top though!? Now, when i screw the lid back on it all shoots out the top :(

Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector - This has got to be the best lip balm in the whole world ever! I love how it makes my lips feel. I hate feeling heavy products on my lips so rarely wear gloss but this is a prefect consistency to add a nice natural gloss to the lips without feeling sticky or heavy. It really does make my lips look perfect!

What are your favourites?

6 June 2012

Essie - Lights

The perfect bright nail for Summer don't you think? I love this shade so much! Such a beautiful bright pink just knocking on the door of a neon pink with a semi matte finish. I'm pretty pale still and it makes my skin look darker than it is which is always a bonus! This would look amazing when I actually have a tan though!

The formula of this Essie polish is somewhat runnier than the others I've tried and I managed to ruin a white rug applying this so I wasn't a very happy bunny at all but the colour really is beautiful. It dries reasonably fast and other than the consistency it's easy to work with and not streaky at all. Above I used 2 coats which is enough to make it completely opaque so top marks for that! The extra coat also makes it last a bit longer on natural nails as this chips like heck with just 1 coat but bear in mind I'm a Mummy and Mummy hands never ever stop moving and car seats and teeny tiny little poppers are a nails worst enemy. It lasted about a day before it chipped for me but that was without a base or top coat.

I really love Essie polishes as I have said many a time before but the consistency lets this one down ever so slightly for me but I love it all the same.