Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Review: No 7 Vital Brights Cream Blush

Today I decided to review No.7's new cream blush. Whilst I was in Leeds last weekend I picked up another item from their new spring collection and that was the Vital Brights Cream Blush in Blooming Pink. This is the first cream blush I have tried and am happy to say that I am impressed. I was scared to try it at first as in the pan it is quite a bright coral colour and I think if I put it on wrong I would have looked like a clown or one of them scary china dolls both of which are not the look I aim for.

The formulation is really nice and although it is a cream blush it does not make my skin feel oily or sticky which was also a worry for me as I tend to get quite oily skin. The blush costs £10 available at Boots and also comes in a gorgeous bright pink called 'Blossoming Pink' which I may also have to purchase.

I don't know what it is with the No7 spring collections but I always find myself lusting after them and end up buying quite a few products from the line. I absolutely love the highlighter which looks beautiful on the skin and I never normally bother with highlighters but this may have to also be purchased. Oh and the packaging on the blush is much better than the lipsticks.

Go take a look on the Boots website at the new collection and let me know what you think.

Have a great day girls!


Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Lip Product Haul

Over the last few weeks my make up has tended to stay the same and I have got into a little routine of how I do my face and eyes, but one thing I have been switching up and changing is my lip colour. Up until last summer I stuck with quite neutral lip colours. I can never wear the really nude colours such as Gosh's 'Darling' (even though I try every now and again) because my lips are naturally a dark rose colour. Although I still love the classic your lips but better colours I am becoming a bit braver and trying some different shades.

In the last week I have brought 3 lip products ranging from a safe rose pink to an out there bright red.

The first one is from the new No7 spring line which they have just launched. My first real beauty post on this blog last year was about the No7 spring line so when I saw they had released a new one I couldn't wait to try it. The lipstick I purchase was the colour 'Blossoming Pink', it is a deep rose colour that makes my lips look natural but gives them that extra shine. The colour is similar to 'Grace' from last years spring collection and mine is just running out so this is a nice replacement. The only thing I do not like about this product is the packaging. It is just a cheap plain white plastic tube and I think the rest of the collections packaging is so much prettier than this.

The second product I purchased was a lip gloss from Barry M in number 11. I purchased this because Tanya Burr or Pixi2woo raved about it being her favourite lipgloss and I love how she does her make up so thought I would give it a go. I love everything about this lip gloss, the colour is a gorgeous coral that although doesn't show up as bright on the lips, still gives an amazing shine. The smell is also amazing which is also a bonus, its a good job it doesn't taste as good as it smells else I would probably just eat it instead.

The final product I brought was a bit of an impulse buy. Barry M had an offer on certain products that if you brought two you got them for £7. So when I picked up the lip gloss above I saw that the 'Lip Lacquer Crayons' were also in the offer. I think Louise from Sprinkleofglitter has mentioned this before and I thought it was time to be brave so I went for the really bright red which is shade 2. I have worn this twice now and I love it however it is a bit hard to apply as it is so bright and it marks your whole face if it goes wrong. However when it goes right it is so gorgeous and has a sort of metalic shine to it which brightens your whole face.

What are your favourite lip products right now?

Have a great day girls.


Monday, 20 February 2012

Tag: The 7 Deadly Sins of Beauty.

I thought I would do a nice easy post today, I've seen this tag on youtube a lot recently so I thought I would give it a go.

  • What is your most inexpensive beauty item?
My most inexpensive beauty item that I use on a regular basis is my Natural Collection 'Sun Tint Bronzing Powder' which is £1.99 from Boots. I have been using this bronzer for over a year now and am on my third pot of it which shows how much i love it. I tend to use it more in the winter as it doesn't show up as well when I'm tanned.
  •  What is your most expensive?

The most expensive beauty item I own is my Naked pallet which I adore and it is so worth the £32 I paid for it. I use it every day and would be lost without it.
  • What beauty products do you have a love/hate relationship with?
The beauty product that I have a love/hate relationship with is my Garnier 'BB cream'. I love the concept of this product and think it would be such a good alternative to foundation in the summer for me but I just hate the formulation and the way it looks on my skin.
  • What product has been the hardest to get?
The product which I have found the hardest to get is again my Naked pallet from Urban Decay. I got mine about 2 months after everybody else because I just couldn't find it anywhere near me and it was sold out online. It was only when I flew to Cyprus last summer that I saw it in the in-flight duty free magazine and HAD to buy it!

3. GLUTTONY: What are your most delicious beauty products?

By delicious I assume it means the smell and not the taste as nothing I own tastes that good. But I love my soap and glory 'Hand food' and 'The righteous butter'. They both have the signature Soap & Glory smell and it is one of my favourite scents ever.

4. SLOTH: What beauty product do you neglect, due to laziness?

The one product that I neglect when I really shouldn't is primer. I have quite oily skin so when I do use primer it really helps. I ran out of the primer I was using a few months ago and keep forgetting to repurchase it. I really will go get a new one this week I just have to choose a good one first so any recommendations would be great.

5. PRIDE: What beauty product gives you the most self confidence?

Mascara gives me the most self confidence. I love having dramatic sexy eyelashes and I think it makes eyes look even more gorgeous if you have a coat or two of mascara on.

6. LUST: What attributes do you find most attractive in the opposite sex?

I always look at a boys eyes and smile before anything else. If a boy smiles and laughs then he will always be more attractive than someone who doesn't.

7. ENVY: What items would you most like to receive as a gift?

Right now I am in love with Nars Blush bronzer trio so if anybody fancies sending one of those my way I would be extremely grateful. If not maybe I'll treat myself next payday :)

Of course I tag all of you to do this and let me know so that I can go read yours!
Have a great day

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Lemsip and lots of tea....

I have been struck down by either a horrible alien bug that is making me very ill or perhaps possibly just your common cold, either way the only cure I have found so far is staying in bed all day and watching the first season of Vampire Diaries (which I am now hooked on!). I am starting to get a little bit bored though so if you have any requests of posts that do not require me getting out of bed then please let me know and save me from the awful morning TV shows that I am sure to indulge in tomorrow morning.

Thanks in advance and I can assure you that once the alien bug has left me there will be much more exciting posts to come. For now I will make myself my trillionth cup of tea of the day and settle myself down to watch Youtube videos.

Have a great day girls and try not to get sick!


Friday, 3 February 2012

My Scent of January

I thought I would do a new series of posts on this blog called 'My scent of...' and every month I will tell you all about a perfume I am loving. I don't buy new perfumes every month but I do love going into Boots or Debenhams and smelling the different perfumes, so if I smell one that I think is really different or nice I will make it my scent of the month.

This months scent is actually one that I brought at the beginning of January and it is Vera Wang's 'Princess Night'. Now I love Vera Wang and especially her perfumes, I own 'Princess' and 'LoveStruck' and the thing that always draws me in is the packaging. 'Princess Night' is no different, the packaging for this perfume is stunning, it is in the same bottle as the original 'Princess' but is covered in black glitter. I was worried that it would cover my hands every time I picked it up but so far it hasn't come off at all.
Sorry the picture is not my own, having problems with my camera atm.
I am no good at describing scents so I will just tell you that it has heart notes of Jasmine Petals, Spicy Orange Blossom, Passion Rose, top notes of Wild Berries, Watermelon, Sweet Raspberry and base notes of Crushed Sugar, Sensual Musk, Vanilla. And I think it smells delicious.

You can buy it here
Hope your all okay

Have a great day