Monday, 19 September 2011

My New Skincare Saviour - Sudocrem Skin Care Cream.

Hey guys :)

I was sent three tubes of the new Sudocrem Skin Care Cream about two months back and to be honest I didn't know what to make of them. Obviously Sudocrem is well known to be a mother's must have to combat nappy rash, so when I heard that Sudocrem were releasing a cream to be used on your face (as well as other problem areas) I was slightly dubious. That was until I tried it out...

What Sudocrem say: Sudocrem Skin Care Cream is a versatile cream that calms sore and irritated skin. The handy size tube makes it ideal for a variety of uses around the home and great to take away with you wherever you may be going. Sudocrem Skin Care Cream is a clinically proven formulation and includes ingredients which help to soothe and protect delicate skin, forming a barrier which protects against irritants, allowing the skin to return to natural, healthy and supple conditions.

Sudocrem Skin Care Cream £1.99 Available from Boots, Superdrug and Most Chemists.

Apparently there is this 'well known' secret around the beauty community that Sudocrem works WONDERS on spots, why hadn't I heard this before?!? All you do is dot a small amount (seriously, a little goes a long way!) on any spots, and within hours, I like to leave it overnight, redness and size is reduced! Due to its antiseptic formula it keeps bacteria at bay and also helps heal the skin afterwards! I also love the new packaging so much more sleek than the big grey tub and handbag friendly great when you are on the go. It is also great for soothing dry elbows and knees, cuts and grazes, minor burns and sunburn!

                       Pros                                               Cons

                      -Drys up spots within hours,                -Slightly difficult to squeeze out of tube

                      -Helps heal skin after breakout,            due to thick consistency,
                      -Multi-use!                                       -Doesn't blend into skin well.
                      -Price £1.99!
                      -New packaging.
Thanks for reading,

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Nail Polish Storage - GlossyBox Recycling!

Hi :)

Nail Polish is one of those things I find most hard to store and organise. I used to have them all arranged out neatly on top of my chest of drawers, which was ok until my cat started to jump on top of it and knock them all over constantly. So in my annoyance I came up with a cute new storage idea which is aesthetically pleasing, takes up far less space and is recycling! I'm sure you've all heard of GlossyBox and one of the compliments I hear in every post I read is how nice the packaging is, so it would be a shame to waste it :)

These now sit behind my mirror on my dressing table. Admittedly the top box is not as pretty and neat as the bottom but that is because they are all the odd ones that would cause it to sit uneven :(

Let me know how you re-use your GlossyBoxes :)
Thanks for reading,

Friday, 16 September 2011

Models Own Pink Fizz: NOTD

Hey everyone :)

Just thought I would share my new nail polish obsession with you! I recently picked up a few nail polishes from the Models Own 50% off sale, and this was one I knew I just had to have. I had been lusting after OPI's Teenage Dream for ages, and this was the next best alternative however I think I love this more!! Pink Fizz is so much more sparkly and blingy, some might find it a bit tacky and garish but I personally love it! I probably would just wear it as an accent polish in future for a less full on look.
Models Own Pink Fizz, £5
Available at Boots and Models Own Online

Thanks for reading,

Thursday, 15 September 2011

My Little Weight Loss Journey

Hey lovelies :)

This is probably going to be a hard post for me to write, but I know by documenting my 'weight loss' it will spur on my motivation more some how, so please go easy on me!

So I guess I should start with when I decided to lose weight. I have never ever been slim, I probably never will be, I have always been bigger, a comfortable size 14, but I was content with that fact. Not 'happy' because everyone has their hang ups, but it didn't bother me enough to warrant me needing to change.

This was until I started going out with my current boyfriend. Everything was going great, he made me feel amazingly happy, and I got comfortable. We stayed in most nights and would eat, quite frankly, crap. We would get takeaways quite often, as well as trips to Tesco to stock up on all sorts of goodies; chocolate, sweets, doughnuts, crisps etc... Needless to say the weight started to pile on, until I couldn't fit into my size 16 jeans. This was when it hit home. I bought some scales and I had put on just over a stone.

I knew then and there I needed to do something, so I downloaded the My Fitness Pal app. I hadn't  really heard anything about it, I came across it while searching for calorie trackers on the app store, but it is truly genius! I entered all of my details, height, weight, how much I wanted to lose a week, and it told me exactly how many calories, as well as all the other nutritional values, I should be eating. I stuck strictly to 1200 calories a day, except for Saturdays which were deemed 'treat day' where I allowed myself a little indulgence. The app allows you to enter everything you eat, it has everything you could think of on its data base, and recently added a bar code
 scan feature making tracking your food even easier! I cut down my portion sizes as I realised the importance of not only eating the right foods, but the right amounts. Instead of stuffing my face with one massive meal I would eat smaller amounts but more regularly. I started to exercise every so often, this is what I am not very good at being strict with, I just don't have enough motivation for it, but I do aim to get better!
Other apps I would recommend are Jillain Michael's and Weight Watchers, as there are some great tips and recipes to be found on each!

I am now two stone lighter and much happier. I still can't really see the difference, except I can fit into smaller clothes again and obviously the difference on the scales, but I guess that's because I see myself everyday. I want to lose another stone to get to my final goal, but I am in no rush at the moment. I didn't take any before pictures, but I was flicking through Facebook pictures of my friends birthday a year ago and I could definitely see the difference and was shocked at how much I'd let myself go! So here's my 'before and after'. 

They are not brilliant pictures, but the only ones I really have are of nights out! I absolutely hate looking at the one on the left! I don't think there is a massive difference and I know that I am still by no means slim, I don't really aim to be, and I am not claiming to have lost a shed load. But this is my little weight loss story :) 

Thanks for reading, 

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Rimmel Extra Wow Lash: First Impressions Review

Hey everyone :)

Today is a slightly odd post for me. I usually am only compelled to do reviews on things that I am absolutely in love with, however this I picked up literally 20 mins ago from the Boots at the station in work. I forgot to take mascara to my boyfriend's with me so I desperately needed to pick some up as soon as I got to work, and this was what I was drawn to, partly because it was a cheapy and it was in the new Kate Moss lipstick range display. I hadn't really heard anything of this mascara yet, so I thought I would share my first impressions of my necessity mascara buy.
What Rimmel Say:
'Extra WOW Lash mascara, the new volume and lash building mascara with a 50% larger brush for WOW volume.The supersized brush makes it easy to build soft to dramatic look with visible progressive volume up to 12X.Lash building formula for highly defined lashes. No clumping.'

Firstly, I'm not in love with the packaging. It feels and looks really cheap, which it is but it's still not great, if it wasn't on offer the packaging probably wouldn't have drawn me in to want to buy it. They claim the brush is 'oversized' and 'volume building' however to me it's not a massive brush mearly average, especially in comparison to the likes of the Collection 2000 big fake lash mascara brush which is HUGE. That being said, I quite like it.
The formula is not thick so didn't clump, no matter how many coats I applied, this is a must for me, I much prefer long defined lashes to thick clumpy ones any day. This provided just the right finish, length without looking spidery, definition without the 4 eyelashes look, volume without clumping and even added a slight curl which I was lacking due to not having any lash curlers either.

I wouldn't say it was an amazing life altering mascara (*ahem* YSL Faux Cils), but for the price it was a winner!

So if you are ever heading to work without a mascara and need to pick one up to save you looking even more tired than you feel, have a look for this bad boy :)

                       Pros                                                                Cons
                       - Price (£5.49)                                     - Packaging
                       - Length                                             - Not bad but not amazing
                       - Definition
                       - Volume
                       - Brush and formula easy to use
                       - Leaves lashes flexible not stiff

I hope you enjoyed my little first impressions type review.
Also I was thinking of doing a weight-loss type post as since february I have been on a slight health kick/diet and have lost 2 stone so far, so if anyone would be interested in that please let me know :)
Thanks for reading,

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish

Hi all :)
Hope you are all doing fabulously, it's been a while since I posted on here *slaps wrists* but I suddenly got a surge of blogging motivation this morning and to start with I need to divulge my new found love for Liz Earle.

More specifically, Liz Earle's Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. Now I know I am very late on this bandwagon and had never been fully convinced to try it out, mainly because of my awkward skin and thinking that anything other than Cetaphil would cause it to freak out and fall out with me again. However I received the 100ml Starter Kit as a gift from my Boyfriend for my birthday about two months ago, he had apparently seen it on one of my many 'to buy' lists (who knew men where so observant?)..and well Liz Earle has well and truly kicked my feeble little Cetaphils butt!

Sorry about the stock picture. I planned to take photo's when I bought my new set a few days ago, however I was too impatient to wait and I didn't think anyone would appreciate seeing my grubby muslin cloths :)
In the 100ml Starter Kit, you get a 100ml bottle of Cleanse and Polish as well as 2 muslin cloths. Firstly the bottle I love, it has a convenient pump so you can simply pump out as much as you need, I tend to use just one pump for my entire face, with no mess or faffing around squeezing a tube. The application is also genius. You simply massage the cleanser straight onto dry skin or a face full of makeup, and in a matter of moments it loosens and breaks up all of your slap ready for the 'Polishing' stage. You then take the muslin cloth and rinse it with hot water, I like to let mine soak in hot water while I am cleansing, ring it out and then gently wipe away all of the cream. Not only does the muslin cloth remove all of your makeup, the slightly (and I mean slightly) rough texture gently exfoliates leaving my skin feeling squeaky clean and super soft. The first time I used it I was amazed at how well it actually cleansed my skin, I do tend to double cleanse by using another half of a pump but this is just for reassurance not necessity as my skin is usually spotless after the first go.
Now...the results. As I have acne-prone skin, I was convinced that a 'one cleanser fits all' type of system would not work for me. How wrong I was. According to the assistant at the counter I visited, (don't quote me on this!) the cleanser has ingredients to tend to all possible skin ailments, for example Cocoa Butter for dryness, Eucalyptus for oiliness etc and the combination of these will lead to clearer and smoother skin for any skin type. This is exactly what I experienced. After just a few uses my skin felt and looked so much healthier, much more even and in combination with the other items in my skin care routine, my skin has cleared up quite significantly! My skin is obviously not perfect, it probably never will be, but with this cleanser I have noticed such a huge difference and I absolutely wholeheartedly love this stuff!!

Have you tried any of Liz Earle's other products? I would love to know what you all think of the rest of her range :)

Thanks for reading,

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Blog Sale - MAC, Illamasqua, Bobbi Brown, Benefit, Chanel.

Hi all :)

My makeup collection has started getting a little overcrowded for my liking, so I had a rummage through and decided to have a little blog sale of some items that just don't get enough love.

- UK Only (sorry).
- Prices include P&P.
 - Please make note of the description, I will state condition but if you have any other questions then please ask.
- Buyer will be responsible for sanitation.
-To claim an item please state the item in the comments and include your paypal email address.
- First come, first served.

- No refund or returns.
- Once I have sent the invoice, please pay within 24 hours or I will pass on to next buyer.

MAC Paintpot 'Quite Natural' - Used 2x (RRP £13.50)    £9
MAC Paintpot 'Painterly' - Brand New in box (RRP £13.50)  SOLD

MAC Lipstick 'Faux' - Used 2x (RRP £13.50)   £8

MAC Lipstick 'Jazzed' - Used 3x (RRP £13.50) SOLD

MAC Slimshine Lipstick 'Lovey Dove' - Used 5x (Discontinued RRP £12.50) £7

MAC Studio Tech Foundation NW15 (without sponge) - Used 2x (RRP £23)  £16

MAC Pro Longwear Foundation NW20 - 80% full (RRP £22.50)  SOLD

Illamasqua Pure Pigment 'Conquer' - Brand new in box (RRP £15.50)   £10
Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation 145 - Used 2x in box (RRP £21.50)  £15
 MAC Wonder Woman Blush Duo 'Mighty Aphrodite' - Used 5x (RRP £21)  £16

Bobbi Brown Corrector 'Light Bisque' - Used 5x (RRP £17)  £10

 Benefit Bad Gal Liner - Used 1x (RRP £14)  £4

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine 'Boy' - Used 4x (RRP £23)  £18

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, 14 July 2011


Hi there Lovelies :)

A good few weeks ago I ordered some rings from LLYMLRS's jewellery shop JWLRY. I have never been a big ring wearer but I have always admired Lily's style and especially her jewellery so I thought I would just go for it and order some of the beauties she sells on there. I plumped for the random five stone ring mix and I was definitely not dissappointed!

I think I got quite a nice selection. There is something that will go with pretty much every outfit and even be able to layer together. They are all one size with adjustable backs and really good quality. Best of all I got all of these for just £10!

Thanks for reading,

Monday, 11 July 2011

Costco Borghese Brush Set

Hey there lovelies,
Hope you all had a great weekend!

I am super excited to be posting about this brush set! I have been on the hunt for one of the costco brush sets ever since the first one was in stores a few christmases back. My friend recieved the old one as a gift and I was so envious, they were so soft and I just had to have them. Alas they sold out and apparently would only be around in the holidays, so I could only find them on eBay at quite a hefty sum considering the main factor attracting me to them was the affordable price... Untill I found this....

A few months back I saw a few videos floating around YouTube of the new brush set Borghese had released at Costco. I rang around a few Costco's near me with no luck, so I gave up hope. Needless to say I was so excited when I was mooching around the health and beauty section last weekend and came across these beauties at the bargainous price of £19.19 (inc VAT).

First impressions - I am in love! All of them are great quality, very well made, super soft with minimal shedding, far less than my Sigma brushes! My favourites have to be the Powder Kabuki Brush, the Round Foundation Brush and Eye Powder Flush Brush! There are some great brushes in this set, both essentials and some more obscure yet brilliant brushes that you don't see often. The brush roll is also a great addition, as I don't own one and traveling with my brushes is an absolute pain as they will get misshapen however this will definitely help! I will be doing a full review post of them in the future once I've had a proper play around with them.

What are your favourite brushes?
Thanks for reading.

Friday, 24 June 2011

June GlossyBox (spoilers!!)

Needless to say I was ridiculously excited this morning when the postman came and dropped off my GlossyBox and even more so when I got around to ripping open its contents and revealing these goodies...

Batiste Original Dry Shampoo
I already love this stuff! I will never be without a bottle of it, so having a travel sized bottle which is perfect to carry around in my bag with me is great!
Perles De Lalique by Lalique Perfume

Not my usual choice of perfume, but gorgeous none the less. The card describes this perfectly as a glamorous scent, because it definitely is and again a generous sized sample great for sticking in my bag!
OPI Designer Series Nail Lacquer

I was so excited to see an OPI polish in my GlossyBox as I have never tried OPI before! This is a lovely sparkly silver glitter polish, which I have actually been wanting for a while to layer over more tame colours for something extra so this was perfect!
BioEffect EGF Serum

I have honestly not heard of this brand before, which I guess is the idea of the GlossyBox! If my skin wasn't so much of a pain I would be really excited to try this out, but since it is sensitive to even water (slight overstatement) I have to be super careful what I put on my skin so I might have to give this one a miss untill it improves :(
Rouge Bunny Rouge Lip Gloss in Secret Places of Love

I was superdooooooooper excited when I realised this was in my GlossyBox!! I had never tried anything from rouge bunny rouge again, but had been meaning to for the longest time! It is a gorgeous neautral shade, perfect for day or night and I know I will definitely be getting a lot of use out of it!

Thanks for reading,

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Free Benefit Goodies - Glamour Magazine July 2011: Review

I'm sure you've already seen a million and one posts about the Benefit freebies in Glamour magazine this month, if not hurry up and go get some!! I managed to get all three, maybe because I was a complete nerd and went to WHSmiths first thing, aaanyway. Although these aren't full sized products like Glamours last dabble with Benefit, they are quite generous sample sizes at 4ml each (full size is 15ml I believe). So here is my two cents on the cult favourites; Benetint, Posietint and Highbeam.

First off I'd just like to say that these things are so cute! The packaging, as always from Benefit, is gorgeous and even more adorable in miniature! I love the little brush applicator for the Highbeam highlighter as the creamy texture blends seemlessly across the cheek bones, however I find it a ot more difficult to get an even application with the cheek tints, especially with Benetint, as I find that they tend to stain the area that you dot it on even after you have blended, unless I just didn't work quick enough! The consistency of the two tints are totally different, I find Benetint to be more liquidy and almost like an ink consistency where as Posietint is definitely more of a gel, both formulas work brilliantly to stain though (I still have a slight tinge of pink on my hand this morning from swatching them last night!). I do find that you have to add a good few layers to build up a decent amount of colour which is another downfall. The colours of the tints are gorgeous Benetint is a reddy pink colour which creates a nice natural flush to the cheeks, whereas Posietint is a sort of bubblegum pink which adds a pop of colour and brightens your face. The stand out product for me is definitely Highbeam though, I don't think I will really reach for the cheek tints for actual blush I will probably use them mostly for lip colour as it is so much easier just to use a powder or even cream blush as these are a bit of a pain to work with.

Did you manage to pick any up? What did you think of them?

Thanks for reading,

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Wish List Hauling: MAC, Chanel, Bobbi Brown

Hey everyone :)
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend. Just a small haul of some things I have picked up recently. The majority of these have been on my wish list for the longest time and it is about time I made the splurge and crossed them off it!
MAC Fix + 
There are very mixed reviews about this product, some people believe it is holy grail material and a necessity for finishing and setting makeup while others say it is just fancy water and definitely not worth the money. I have always wanted to try it due to the claims of the first group, and so far I really really like it. I do believe it makes a difference both immediately after, by removing that powdery and cakey look and during the day by making my makeup stay in place much longer.

Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre (25 Peche Clair)

It was the pixiwoo sisters that secured this powders place in my wishlist. I wanted a powder that would be purely for setting my foundation, every powder I had has quite a bit of coverage and could sometimes be too much. This however is beautiful, sets my makeup perfectly as it just disappears into the skin and provides just a little coverage.

Bobbi Brown Corrector (Light Bisque)
This is said to be the perfect under eye concealer as it evens out the discolouration and covers perfectly, but for me it doesn't really live up to the hype.I don't find it any different from other creamy consistency concealer I have tried (MAC Studio Finish and Benefit Erase Paste) as they all tend to sink into the lines under my eyes which is what I was hoping to avoid. It's ok and I will definitely get use out of it because it does get rid of dark circles better than most, but I don't love it.

MAC Eye Kohl in Teddy
I absolutely love this eye liner! Its a gorgeous slightly bronzey brown colour that looks stunning when used to line your eyes as opposed to using a black, as it is much more subtle and perfect for during the day or night! I'm so glad I finally picked this up, definitely don't own anything like it!

MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Bare Again
This wasn't really a wishlist purchase, more an impulse buy whilst shopping for the other MAC items. When I purchased this lipstick I hadn't really heard anything of the new sheen supreme range so I had to have a look while I was at the counter. Bare Again is a gorgeous nudey pink colour, definitely me! However I fell in love as soon as I tried it on when I got it home, the formulation of these lipsticks are phenomenal, so shiny, light and smooth yet still super pigmented, I will definitely be checking out the rest sometime soon!

Have you crossed anything off your wishlist recently?

Thanks for reading,

Friday, 10 June 2011

Recent Foundation Additions: Chanel, Clarins + MAC

Hi all!
Sorry it's been a while, revision and uni work had taken over my life for the past 2 months, but as my last exam was yesterday I am now free until September! I plan on being slightly more productive over the next 3 months instead of living up to the typical student reputation so expect to see a lot more of me on here!

Anyway on to the good stuff...
I have been on a mission recently to find the perfect foundation. I have been using Estee Lauder Double Wear for about a year now and as much as I love it for its amazing coverage and longevity, I need something less full-on. Although finding the perfect foundation for me, is much easier said than done. I am apparently very picky when it comes to foundation, I need just enough coverage, the right finish, preferably slightly matte but not so much so that my skin looks dull and lifeless but still looks like skin and enough staying power to last with my oily-combo skin. This isn't going to be a review post more a small foundation haul as I haven't had them for long so can't pass a full judgement yet.
Clarins Skin Illusion (Cream, 104)
I first heard about this foundation from Jo and Nicoletta, who's blogs I love btw, and they both gave it amazing reviews. It sounded like the perfect foundation, all be it not quite suited to my specifications but I was willing to compromise and try something different, and I am glad I did. I really love this foundation! It literally glides on to the skin, providing a natural light radiant finish which still has enough coverage to even out my skin. It didn't completely last all day on me but not many foundations do (double wear being the exception) but only needed a slight bit of powder. For me this is the perfect summer foundation, light enough to look like a second skin but still provide a flawless (well as flawless as my skin can get) base, love it!

MAC Studio Tech (NW15)
This foundation wasn't really part of my 'I need to tone down the slap' mission as it boasts a full coverage and a very matte finish, at least on me. I am always very wary of having my photograph taken especially on a night out when there are cameras everywhere and I somehow always manage to have a ghost like face, now I am naturally pale but not to that extent. So I came to the conclusion that for nights out I needed a full coverage foundation without SPF, as apparently that is the reason for you to look washed out in flash photography. I initially wanted to try MAC's full coverage, but as that was only sold in pro stores, I didn't fancy trekking down to London for it, so I settled on this. I have yet to wear it on a night out yet so can't comment on whether the change makes a difference but so far I quite like it. The coverage you can achieve from it is very diverse, if you apply with a damp sponge you can get a very sheer natural looking finish, yet if you apply with a brush you can build up to a much fuller coverage, which I really like about it.

Chanel Mat Lumiere (Clair, 20)
This one of the least talked about of the Chanel foundations, so I was slightly hesitant to look into it, but the rest didn't sound like they would be right for me. This one offered the matte finish I was looking for and a medium coverage, that looked beautiful on the skin but at a steep price. After reading positive reviews on make-up alley and many blogs I decided to just go for it. I hate that Chanel don't do samples of their foundations, because if I am going to spend £30 on a foundation I want to know how a full face looks and holds out on my skin, and I don't really want to have my make-up done at a counter in front of the entire Trafford Centre Boots thanks, but I digress. My first impressions of this weren't necessarily amazing, I think I over anticipated what this foundation would be like and it was sort of 'meh'. Don't get me wrong it was a lovely finish, matte yet natural and skin like and provided (sort of) enough coverage but it didn't blow me away, which is what I expected at £30 a pop.

I congratulate you if you are still with me at this point, because Christ can I ramble!!

Let me know what your favourite foundations are, I am turning into quite the foundation junkie so I would love to know :)
Thanks for reading,

Friday, 1 April 2011

My MAC Eyeshadow Palette

Hello there lovelies :)

As I mentioned in my last post I was on a quest to fill my newly aquired MAC Eyshadow Palette and as of yesterday I finally did it! I'm really happy with all the shades I have, they are all very 'me', very neautral and wearable and all work well together to create lots of different looks! So here it is....

I will be doing swatches soon if anyone wants to see them, just let me know in the comments :)

Whats your favourite MAC eyeshadow ?

Thanks for reading,

Monday, 14 March 2011

My MAC Eyeshadow Palette...Help?!

Hello lovelies :)
I am in need of some advice this evening! I recently got my very first MAC eyeshadow palette as a very lovely gift from my boyfriend along with 4 eyeshadows I had been eyeing (no pun intended!) for a while. I have since filled it with what I would call my 'essentials'...but I am now stuck.
It's not that I can't think of any colours that I want, I am actually spoilt for choice. I have no idea where to go next.

This is what I have so far...
(No idea why they are in this way, it made some sort of sence in my mind however it looks abit insane since it isn't filled yet!)

Top row: Shroom, Omega, Satin Taupe
Middle Row: Cork, Copperplate
Bottom Row: Corduroy, Embark, Sketch, Carbon

It seems very dull at the moment because most of them are matte, I'm just not happy with it.
The colours I am thinking of are;
And some sort of dark grey, maybe Scene or Smut.

What are your must have MAC eyeshadows?
I am in need of some inspiration!
Looking forward to seeing your responses :)

Thanks for reading,

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Recent Favourites.

Hey everyone :) Hope you're all doing well.
I thought about doing a february favourites but since I haven't done a monthly favourites for a while I thought I would just do a sort of catch up favourites. All of these products I have used religiously since I got them, literally daily without fail!

Neutrogena 3in1 Daily Cleansing Lotion
I love this stuff. I rediscovered this recently and had to get myself a new bottle. I use it as a toner after I have cleansed and it really gets all those last bits of makeup that you didn't even know where there off and leaves the skin super clean. It is quite strong but it is working wonders for my awkward skin at the moment so I'm pleased :D

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NW20You may remember me having a slight fall out with the Pro Longwear range a while back, but I have since returned to this little gem and I am not regretting it! It remains the best concealer I have ever used and that is quite a statement!

MAC Harmony Blush

I bought this after reading on many blogs that this was one of the best contour colours around. It is a really nice subtle contour when you use it with a light hand and the right brush, which brings me on to...

Sigma Tapered Face Brush F25
I've wanted a few new brushes from Sigma for a while and this was one of them. I absolutally love it. It's so soft, like with all my Sigma brushes, and works perfectly to create a natural looking contour.


MAC Mighty Aphrodite Blush Duo
Even though I haven't had this long, I couldn't leave it out! It is gorgeous. On me it is the perfect natural blush with just a hint of sheen to make your cheeks look glowy but not overly so. I can just tell this is going to be the blush I reach for all summer!

L-R Harmony, Mighty Aphrodite Light Side, Mighty Aphrodite Dark Side, Mighty Aphrodite Both.
In this swatch Harmony looks sort of overly orangey but it's honestly not in the flesh!

The Tangle Teezer
The other picture for this seems to have disappeared, oops, but you can get the jist from the first picture! This is an ingenious little device which is so simple yet extremely effective. I remember when this appeared on Dragons Den and I was dying to try it then, but since it didn't get investment I thought that was never going to happen. However a friend of mine was raving about hers a few months ago and I had to get me one! They are now stocked in boots and several hair dressers near me. It is a specially designed brush (doesn't sound exciting, I know!) that completely gets rid of any knots and tangles in your hair and makes it so much more managable, which, for thick haired girls like me, is a godsend! I will do a full review if anyone is interested.

Thats all from me for now!
Thanks for reading,