Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Why Have I Never Bought This??

Whilst out shopping this week I paid my usual visit to MAC to have a little browse and also to check out the new Simpsons Collection (I am yet to make a purchase from this line). Whilst swatching away at some eye shadows I stumbled across this little beauty, a well blogged about eye shadow but one that I had never given a proper look at, All That Glitters.

I don't think I have ever quite loved an eye shadow as much as I love this one! The colour is the most perfect golden shimmery prettiness. It is a perfect all over lid colour but I have also used it blended into the crease for a subtle golden smokey eye. The texture of all MAC shadows are really good, and this is the same. The almost creaminess of it makes it super easy to blend and just looks awesome!

I can't believe it has taken me this long to buy this thing! What was I thinking? Have you guys tried this? and do you love it like me? I don't think there is much else to say about this little pot of beautifulness except go buy it! I will be back on Friday with a look at my nails of the week. Hope you enjoyed and thanks for reading,

Laura xxx

Monday, September 8, 2014

A Little Late August Favourites

As usual I am a little unorganised so this post is a week or so late but alas we are here and these are my favourite products from August (and also maybe July because I can't remember if I did a July favourites!!) 

First up is a very recent purchase because I literally only bought it at the very end of August and it is this Primark Cleansing Sponge Thing (I unforunately don't know the proper name!). On my latest trip into Primark I noticed that the beauty section had had a massive expansion and there was loads of fun new stuff there that I was very eager to try out. I picked up a gel eye mask and also a grater for my disgusting feet, sorry for the TMI, but this was the most exciting thing I picked up. This is basically a little rubber disk with tiny little rubber bristles on. I have been using this every single morning and night with my cleanser and I love it! My skin has been a little problematic recently but I really feel like this is helping it get back to its good old self, and for only £1.50 it is such a bargain!

Now my second favourite is actually a purchase from way back last year but one I seem to have rediscovered recently. My skin was been on the oilier side recently so I have been desperately rummaging in my foundation drawer for an oil free foundation and this one has really stepped up to the job. The Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Foundation isn't one that is talked about a lot and is often outshined by its concealer friend but I think it really deserves its time in the limelight! This stuff stays on your skin for ages and provides really good coverage but without feeling super heavy on your skin. This foundation doesn't have any amazing colour range and the one I have is little too dark to for me but mixed in with a little bit of a light colour and it is spot on!!

Hold up everyone I have another eyeliner in my monthly favourites, what the hell is happening!! This Lord and Berry SMUDGEPROOF Waterproof Eye Liner in #719 Smoke* was very kindly sent to me but I have to admit at first I wasn't that excited! I am not a massive eyeliner girl but this ones seems to have helped converted me! Firstly I think the colour is really beautiful and is a really nice change from black or brown. I mostly smoke this out and use it under my bottom lashes but recently I have been using it on my eyelids when I'm doing a smokey eye for a little added depth. This is the first thing I have tried from Lord and Berry but if the rest of their stuff is as good as this I will definitely be giving some more of their stuff a go. 

Last up is a product that I never actually thought I would love. When MAC release their limited edition collections I can't help myself and I end up buying almost everything from the collection and that is why this MAC Kelly Osbourne Powder Blusher in Cheeky Bugger  was purchased. Don't get me wrong I never hated this product but I just thought it was something that would never wow me but wow was I wrong! This is actually just the most perfect blusher, the subtle pink colour really works with my complexion and just compliments my bronzer and highlighter really nicely. Most days I have found myself leaning for this and I can't see that changing. 

I feel like I have been typing for ages, my little fingers are exhausted!! But there you have it all my favourites from the last month. What have you been loving this month? I will be back on Wednesday for a look at a cheeky new MAC purchase, make sure to follow me on Bloglovin so you don't miss that post. Hope you enjoyed and thanks for reading, 

Laura xxx

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain Review

I am a massive fan of the glossy lip so when I heard about this new release from Revlon I could hardly contain my excitement and like any good blogger I went straight to Boots and picked up a couple of shades to play around with. 

The colour selection is absoloutely fabulous but I am having a love affair with a pink lip so I was immediately drawn to 2 pretty pink colours, Rio Rush and Barcelona Nights. Both are super bright and highly pigmented leaving a great pop of colour on your lips. I think I slightly prefer the lighter pink colour, Rio Rush but that is just me, both are awesome colours. 

My intial worry about these was that like the Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers they would be quite hard to apply but actually they are so easy to apply! The amount of product the doe foot applicator holds is just perfect and the slightly angled brush makes it easy to apply to both your top and bottom lips. The wear on these seems to be pretty good, on a recent night out I only found I had to reapply this a couple of times, which I think is fab considering I was drinking a lot. 

Overall I am definitely a fan of this new Revlon launch, I am really pleased with the colours I picked up but as we head into autumn I will definitely be going back into Boots to pick up some darker colours! Have you guys tried these? Got any colour recommendations? I will be back on Monday with a little look at my recent beauty favourites. Hope you enjoyed and thanks for reading,

Laura xxx

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Rimmel Wonder'Full Argan Oil Mascara Review

For ages my spending ban was going pretty good but now I am completely off the bandwagon, and I am going to be honest, it feels great! Couple of weeks ago I went so crazy in Boots and ended up picking out loads of new releases. Out of all of the ones I have been testing out I think this may be my favourite. 

I really like the packaging of this, I think it looks super sleek and more expensive than the £6 I paid. The tube itself is quite big so I reckon there is a pretty good amount of product in there. The wand itself is pretty big as well which is a big plus for me. 

The mascara claims to be 'Clump Free and Defining'. I would say this statement is pretty accurate. This leaves my lashes looking really nice and separated without a clump in sight! I have tried using this on my bottom lashes but the brush is just too big and doesn't leave my bottom lashes with the desired effect, which was a little disappointing but I rarely ever use anything other than my Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara for them anyway.

Now already I think this is a pretty good drugstore mascara, rivalling my favourite, the Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara. But this mascara is special, it has Argan Oil in it. Everyone is obsessed with this oil at the moment and I can tell why. I have to admit I was quite dubious about whether this having Argan Oil in would actually do anything for my lashes, but I would argue it does. This feels much more lightweight than standard mascaras and also seems to be making my lashes grow quicker!

So overall I am loving this mascara, and can you really blame me, it is fab! I have been quite absent from my blog over the last couple of weeks but I am back on it now so make sure you follow me on Bloglovin so you don't miss any of my posts! Hope you enjoyed and thanks for reading, 

Laura xxx