Thursday, 15 September 2011

I'm Off To Los Angeles yeh!!

I am going on holiday to Los Angeles until next friday so I will not be posting again until then, I hope to pick up some great beauty goodies and a new competition prize whilst I am there so keep checking back. I will also pick a winner for the Clinique Clarifying Lotion when I return remember you need to be a follower to enter!! See you soon :)

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

New Vital Light Serum From Clarins Dark Spot Correcting, Age Repairing £56

Clarins new Vital Light Serum is designed to repair, brighten and smooth out your skin priced at £56 this new product uses Hexylresorcinol which helps to reduce the excess production of melanin, Spergularia a pioneer plant extract also helps to reinforce the effectiveness of the Hexylresorcinol which reduces the appearence of dark spots. Waltheria plant extract is used to stimulate the production of new collagen whilst protecting existing collagen that plumps out the skin this in turn creates a beautiful skin tone with reduced appearence of fine lines. The product also uses Katafray bark this plant extract stimulates the production of the protein filaggrin which boosts the skin's natural moisturising factor.
If your reaching a point where your skin is looking dull, lined and uneven it might be worth trying, £56 is a large sum of money though to most women the chance of looking younger is all too irrestible.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Congratulations To Diana Vickers On Becoming The New Face Of Collection 2000

I would like to say a big well done to Diana Vickers as she is now the new face of Collection 2000 Autumn/Winter collection, you can expect to see smokey eyeshadows, bright lipsticks and false eyelashes as part of the new range soon to be released in stores from September 28th.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Funky Striped Nails Tutorial

This is a tutorial that I wanted to do but left it late in the day to photograph and so it was a rush job before the sun went down so please excuse the sloppy look of the nails it should have looked a lot better.
1. Use any two colours of your choice making sure one is lighter than the other to see the contrast in colours.
2. Paint the whole nail first with the lighter colour I would normally use a base coat as this stops nail polish from staining the nails and gives something for the varnish to adhere to.
3. When polish is completely dry (which is what I did not do) apply cellotape to one nail not the strong stuff as it peels of the varnish, on a slant or however way you want the effect then apply the darker polish as soon as you have done the one nail remove the cellotape slowly straight away, apply this process to each nail one at a time. My tip would be to cut ten pieces of cellotape ready to apply on the edge of the table or something as it is a nightmare trying to do it with wet fingernails.
The end result funky nails if I had more time they would have looked awesome!
If you want your hard work to last longer apply a top coat!

Free Garnier Miracle Skin Protector All-In-One BB Cream 173,300 Sample Packs

Garnier are giving away 173,300 sample packs of there new product Miracle Skin Protector on a first come first served basis if you are lucky and are one of the 173,300 your sample pack will be sent out at the end of september. Click Me
So what is Miracle Skin Protector you may ask well it is Garniers latest beauty secret that can be used on its own or as a primer, the formula has mineral pigments that give instantly perfect skin with sheer coverage making your skin look luminous and more even, it also has added UV protection SPF 15. If you can't wait for the sample or are not lucky enough to receive one Boots and many other stores are currently selling it for around £8.99.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Vivo : Alive With Colour New Awesome Budget Makeup Range Available In Tesco

Vivo Baked Shimmer Palette - Paparazzi

There are 3 different palettes in this range Paparazzi as shown in pictures or you can choose from either Chocolate Box or Divine, each palette houses a shimmer blush and 4 eyeshadows priced at only £6 this palette is sure to be a hit!

Lovely shocking purple
High shimmer
A nice dazzling pink
No creasing throughout the day
A smouldering black
The colour blends easily
And my fave colour in the palette shade 2 as the colours are not named a bit like the Sleek range

This palette is just one of the many products in this new and exciting range, Vivo also have a range of single eyeshadows priced at only £1.50 each from beautiful aqua marine to rich chocolate colours. There is also a brow kit priced at only £5 so I may give that a try as I have the worst brows ever!
I rate this brand quite highly judging by the quality of the eyeshadow though I have yet to try many of the other products which include false eyelashes, primer, mascaras and many more, I will work my way through them all and keep you guys posted with the results.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

New Anti-Blemish Cosmetic Range From Witch Naturally Clear

If you have problem skin the these oil & fragrance free products could be the answer, the new cosmetics range has been formulated to target imperfections using witch hazel and other natural ingredients
Anti-Blemish Skin Clearing Primer £6.99
Helps prevent and target blemishes
Mattifies and absorbs excess oil
Can be used alone or under foundation or powder
Redness Relief Moisturiser £6.99
Helps target blemishes
Balances redness
Soothes the skin
Liquid concealer £4.99
Targets and conceals spots and blemishes
Available to two shades light & medium
Slim brush for precision application
Tinted Moisturiser £5.99
Helps prevent and target blemishes
Mattifies and controls shine
medium coverage for natural looking complexion

Pressed Powder £4.99

Translucent shade gives medium coverage and helps prevent and conceal blemishes

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Sexy Pin Up Girl Eyes Tutorial

Before picture

Apply a pale pinkish beige colour to the entire lid

Add a really light colour to the brow bone

Blend a slightly darker colour into the socket crease

Apply the lighter colour to the inner corner of the eye to brighten

Use white eyeliner on the inside of the eyelid to give the eyes a wider look then apply the black eyeliner to the top lash - I use Barry M Liquid eyeliner - rest your elbow on a hard surface to steady your hand then hold you eyelid taught to eliminate any creases, start in the inner corner of the eye and gradually thicken the line to the outer corner then flick the end up towards the brow. Using a black pencil eyeliner line the outer bottom lid to add a little definition then apply mascara to bottom lashes first then the top. If you want more of a wow factor you can add corner or full false eyelashes

After Picture

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Barry M Nail Effects - Foil Gold & Silver £3.99

Barry M are a favourite brand of mine creating great products at great prices and here is another addition Nail Effects - Foil in colours gold and silver priced at just £3.99 you will be falling over yourself to get these!
The Nail Effects creates a luxury foil finish that can rival that of a nail salon with just one coat that is quick drying. The product is available online to buy however you will have to wait a while longer if you wish to buy them in stores as they won't be available until the 28th September in Superdrug.

Available To Pre Order Nails Inc Magnetic Special Effects Polish £13

Available in 3 dazzling colours Big Ben -Metallic Gold, Houses of Parliament - Metallic Purple, Trafalgar Squre - Metallic Silver/Chrome
Apply a base coat then apply one generous coat of the magnetic polish
Immediately hold the magnetic cap over the nail be careful not to touch the nail and wait 10 to 15 seconds
Repeat this step for all nails then apply a topcoat to ensure they last a while

Try out these new futuristic style nail colours with a unique formula that contains magnetic particles which gravitate towards the magnet in the lid to create eye catching patterns. Priced at £13 with every sale made £1 will be donated to the Prince's Trust so not only will you be getting jazzy nails you will be giving to charity! The polishes will be in stock from the 12th of September and are almost certain to be a sell out so get in quick!

Friday, 2 September 2011

Want Magic Nails Then Turn Up The Heat With Fxnailz Special FX Fickles £4.50

Tired of your old nail colours then try something a little different with Special FX Fickles from Fxnailz priced at only £4.50 each, these awesome nail polish products are heat sensitive and change colour according to the temperature in the room giving you unique and eye catching results!
Apply the nail polish as usual it takes up to roughly 15 minutes to dry and then watch the magic happen!
Glitter Purple to Pink
Contrast in colours when nails are warm
Above colour is nice and dark when first applied and when hands are cold
Above picture when hands are warm they turn a nice pink colour
Pink to Silver
Above again when hands are cold
And after when hands are warm
I love this product the polish is lovely and glassy to apply not too thick or thin, it has a high sheen with a lovely sparkle ideal for girly girls all over the world!
I rate this product 5 out of 5
View the whole range here Click Me

Thursday, 1 September 2011

17 Photo Flawless Primer vs No7 Colour Calming Primer

Boots 17 Photo Flawless Primer £4.99
Boots No7 Colour Calming Primer £11

Primer acts as an undercoat before applying foundation to make it last longer, people with greasy skin such as myself will find that foundation slids off throughout the day and the grease comes through, primer also is great if you have enlarged pores as it will help to even out skin tone.
I decided to try two very different primers and had two very different results.
17 Photo Flawless Primer is priced at a mere £4.99 and the results were amazing I love this product! The cream is satin smooth which makes it lovely to apply, you just need a little as it goes a long way making your face feel soft creating a lovely base for your foundation.
I regularly check my face throughout the day as I have really greasy skin it can look terrible after a few hours of applying my makeup, my skin still looked radiant at the end of the evening using this product.
I would rate this product 5 out of 5
No7 Colour Calming Primer is over double the price of the 17 primer at £11 though to be fair it is 3 times the size so you can't complain or can you. The cream is bright green so if you apply too much you will look like Shrek, the product is quite dry to apply making your face more of a matte base which I dont like as when you apply your foundation it drags and becomes uneven which defies the whole point of using primer. The primer also started to crumble in places as I was applying my foundation so I not only had green tinges in places but also dry flakey dry patches, I am an avid fan of No7 products but would not recommend this one and rate it 1.5 out of 5

Urban Decay Naked Makeup Palette Competition Has Closed And The Winner Is...

winner is...
Lady Morticia

My celebrity beauty icon is Helena Bonham-Carter. She's so unique
Well done Lady Morticia as soon as I have your address details I will pop it in the post!

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

No7 Limited Edition Double-Ended Pencil Mid Brown & Ivory £9

Hypo allergenic

Picture before just using the brown liner which I have smudged in for a more natural look so you can go more defined

When you spend £5 or more in Boots you will receive a £5 off voucher for Boots No7 products, I decided to try out the new double ended pencil in colours mid brown and ivory. I love this product as the pencil is soft and smooth making it easier to apply but I especially love the ivory end used for lining the inside of the eye giving your eyes a more wide awake brighter look.
The eyeliner lasted really well and did not irritate my eyes at all I could not fault this product so I give it 5 out of 5