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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Barry M Silk Nail Polish in Meadow

Hello everyone :)

As any of you who knows me or my blog will know, I have a huge addiction to Barry M nail polishes. However, I was so caught up in buying all the colours from the gelly range, that I have only just got round to trying any from the silk collection! The first colour I chose to go for was Meadow, a lovely pastel blue which is perfect for spring.

I always find Barry M polishes to be good quality and quite long lasting so its no surprise that this lived up to the same standards. I applied two coats of the polish, and this lasted around 5 days before I started to see signs of chipping.
The colour itself is beautiful, and I love the slightly matte finish you get from this collection. I can't wait to try more from the silk range, do any of you have any recommendations on which colours I should try next?
Thank you all for reading, and as always, all comments are loved and appreciated.
Love to you all x

Friday, 18 April 2014

Makeup Revolution Review

Hello everyone, and happy Good Friday! :)

Over the past couple of weeks, I've been seeing loads of reviews pop up on products by Makeup Revolution, and all of them were positive. I'd personally never heard of them, but based on all the wonderful reviews, I decided to make a little online order and try a couple of things. Everything shown on the website is so well priced, and in the end I settled on a lipstick (only £1) and an eyebrow kit in medium (£2.50). Here's what I thought....

First off, we have the amazingly priced lipstick, in the shade Crime. This is a lovely and well pigmented bright pinky purple colour, which has quickly become one of my favorites for spring.  The packaging is very similar to that of MUA lipsticks - sleek, simple and sturdy - but what more do you need? I quite like the simple packaging. In terms of the product itself, the lasting power is amazing! For me, it lasted around 6 - 8 hours without needing to be reapplied, and was still visible on my lips up to 10 hours later! I was amazed. It's also quite moisturising too. I still used a lip balm underneath as always, but I'm not sure you'd need to. 

When I saw a brow shaping kit for only £2.50, I knew I'd end up buying it. I chose the shade medium, as the colour still looked quite dark, and I was glad I did as they are also really well pigmented. Also, even though I would prefer to use my own tweezers to remove stray hairs, how cute are the mini ones you get in this? They are possibly the sweetest thing I've ever seen. I also chose to use my own brush to apply this, but I did try the brush that came with the set, and it's pretty good. Obviously it's only got a small handle which means you don't get as much precision, but the brush head seems pretty good quality - great if you want a top up while out and about. 

Overall I was really impressed with both of these products, and I can see myself making a few more sneaky purchases soon. Have any of you tried any Makeup Revolution products, and if so what did you think? 

Love to you all x

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

W7 Prime Magic Camera Ready Primer

Hello everyone :)

I don't know about you, but since the weather has been bright and sunny, I've actually managed to feel more productive! Whether this lasts or not we'll have to see. Today, I have a little review on a budget primer from W7. For me, a primer is the most important part of my make up routine, so I normally tend to stick to more high end ones. However in the name of research (and to try and save a bit of money) I thought I'd try a lower priced version, and that's when I stumbled on this one for only £3.80 on ebay.....

They come in 3 different versions depending on your skin type, and I chose to opt for the green toned one to combat redness. The product is easy to apply, works to reduce redness in my cheeks, and leaves my skin feeling a lot smoother. I have happily been using this under both my Illamasqua and Rimmel foundations for a few weeks now, and it does work well as a primer. 

However, for someone with a primer addiction like me, it doesn't measure up to my favorite from MAC. I have enjoyed using this, and I will still keep using it as a day-to-day primer until it runs out, leaving my MAC one for best, but I don't think Ill be purchasing it again. 

To be honest, I think this would be more suited to someone who is just starting to get into using a primer. It is well priced, easy to use, and does the job well, and would make an excellent starting point. I was happy I gave it a try. 

Have any of you tried this, and what are your favorite primers? 

Love to you all x

Monday, 14 April 2014

Barry M Limited Edition Polish - Happy 50th Superdrug!

Hello everyone :)

Hope you all enjoyed the warm weather this weekend! I spent mine shopping, which is always a good way to spend a Saturday, and I picked up this lovely limited edition Barry M nail polish, released to celebrate 50 years of Superdrug. I'd already spent quite a bit, but I could resist, plus they had a 3 for 2 on all Barry M products so it would have been rude not to take advantage....

To be honest, I haven't even thought about glittery nail polishes since Christmas, but this was such an eye catching colour that I couldn't resist! It's a lovely bright fuchsia pink, with large flecks of glitter in it. The fact that the polish is not completely clear means the glitter isn't overly obvious and in your face, making it great for spring, when the thought of loads of glitter is far behind a lot of us. It just makes it shine subtly in the light. I've used two coats in the picture above, however one coat will still give you a nice see-through layer of pink with quite a lot of glitter flecks. 

For me, this is a polish that I would be more inclined to wear on my toes at this time of year, as at the minute I'm all about subtle pastels or spring time brights (just bought my first polish from thee Barry M silk range and am in love with that too! Post on that up soon). However this would still look beautiful for a spring evening night out or special occasion.

I'm a huge fan of Barry M polishes, and I also love a glitter polish that isn't just a top coat but a colour in itself. Plus, at only £2.99 it's a complete bargain, and makes a beautiful addition to my ever growing collection. 

Have any of you picked this up, and if so what do you think? 

Love to you all x

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Versatile Blogger Award

Hello everyone :)

The other day I was lucky enough to be awarded the Versatile Blogger Award by the lovely Lizzie over at! Her blog really is amazing so I urge you all to go and check it out!

Now on to the rules: 

1) Thank and link the awesome person who nominated you2) List the rules and display the award3) Share 7 things/facts about yourself4) Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their blogs to let them know you have nominated them and provide a link to your post5) Optional. Proudly display the award logo anywhere on your blog e.g. side bar and follow the person who nominated you.  

It really does mean the world to me to get nominated for these awards :) 

Facts About Me: 

1. I like to name things... for example I have a small cactus that I've named Jerry! Odd, I know! 
2. I have a HUGE addiction to buying lipsticks. I pretty much own one for every day of the month. 
3. I love to cook, and I'm actually pretty good at it. 
4. I'm also pretty good at DIY. I built a set of bookcases yesterday all by myself :) 
5. I love the colour purple. I even have a purple kettle and toaster in my kitchen. 
6. I like to knit, and am currently making some new cushion covers. Very exciting huh?! 
7. I dream of having a house bunny as a pet. But not until I have a house with a garden so it can play outside. 

The Wonderful People I Nominate: 


Thank you all for reading, it really does mean the world to me to know that there are people out there who actually like my random beauty ramblings. Thank you again, and as always, all comments are loved and appreciated :) 

Love to you all x

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Sue Devitt Triple C-Weed Loose Face Powder

Hello everyone :)

Today I want to share a little bargain I found with you all! I was browsing through the cosmetics section at tk maxx, and came across this loose c-weed face powder by Sue Devitt.

This is a lovely and light loose face powder, which contains three types of seaweed, vitamin c, chamomile extract and green tea. I've had a look around and have seen it on ebay for around £9.99 although I don't know how much it is new. I picked it up for the bargain price of £1.99! 

To be honest, I hadn't heard about the brand before, but had to buy it for that price. It comes in a glass pot with a small puff inside it too, so it really does feel quite expensive. 

Sorry about the picture, I used the puff before I took a picture so it looks quite dirty. Oops! To be honest, I much prefer applying this with a brush, although to be fair the puff is pretty good too. As a powder, it gives you a light coverage, but manages to take away any hint of shine, and this is exactly what I look for in a powder. I don't want something too heavy. This is perfect for me, and in terms of lasting power, it manages to keep all shine away for around 8 hours before I need to reapply. Although I don't have particularly oily skin, so if you do you may need to apply more often. 

I have this in the colour Quiet & Still, and this is completely perfect for my medium skin tone. Plus, the ingredients in it mean you actually feel like you're helping your skin by applying it. It somehow makes my skin feel healthy! 

I absolutely love this powder, and would happily pay a lot more for it. Though as you don't need to use that much at one time, I can see it lasting me quite a while! 

A great find if I say so myself! 

Thank you all for reading, and as always, all comments are appreciated! 

Love to you all x

Thursday, 3 April 2014

MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter

Hello everyone :)

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, just been insanely busy studying for my course :( today however I have been full of cold, so decided to take some time off the studying and relax for a while reading/writing blog posts.

Today I just wanted to do a review post on this little beauty from MUA...

I've been wanting to get my hands on this for a while now, but every time I look it seems to be sold out. Last week, however, I was in luck! I was so excited I just grabbed it and ran to the till, not even looking how much it was. But I'm pretty sure it was £3 which is amazing! I've been an MUA fan for a while now, and have a bit of an addiction to their lipsticks, so I couldn't wait to try this. 

I wasn't disappointed. For starters can we just take a minute to appreciate how pretty it actually is. The packaging is standard MUA simplicity, however the product inside is beautiful. I've been using it every day since I bought it and the pretty pattern hasn't started to fade yet either :) 

The colour is a beautiful shimmery pink, but isn't too glittery. You can apply it to the cheek bones, eyebrow bone and cupids bow for a lovely subtle lift, or even mix a bit in with a face powder for a lovely all over glow. It really is subtle which I love. But you can easily build it up with 2 or so applications. 

I used 2 coats in the pic so you could see it more clearly. It's more subtle when blended too. 

It is amazingly easy to blend too, and doesn't smudge away your foundation when you apply it. In terms of how long it lasts, I'd say around 4 hours or so before it starts to fade, but you can still notice it after around 6 hours. That's impressive from a product that only cost £3! Also, you get a lot more of it than I thought. When looking at other bloggers pics, I thought it was a similar size to their eyeshadow pots, but its much bigger! I can see it lasting me right through spring and summer, despite it being added to the 'most used' section of my makeup collection. 

I'm so happy I finally got to try this, and it was love at first brush stroke. If it's still there next time I pop in my local Superdrug I might stock up! 

Have any of you tried this, and if so what did you think? 

Love to you all x