Sunday, 16 June 2013

REVIEW: Topshop "Infrared" Lipstick

Hello lovelies, I hope you are all well! I love all things orange, and I wear orange lipstick on a day-to-day basis, so when I saw this colour in Topshop I had to pick it up and buy it. I have never before owned a Topshop lipstick but have always wanted to try one and I must say, I am quite impressed. "Infrared" is a beautiful bright orange shade, it looks just as bright on the lips which I love. It is a lovely texture and does not feel at all drying (and my lips have the tendency to be rather on the dry side) and the colour lasts really well. This colour has definitely made me want to try more Topshop lipsticks, if there are any colours you would recommend be sure to let me know in the comments!

Thank you for reading! :)

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

REVIEW: Clinique Redness Solutions Makeup SPF 15

Hello lovelies, I hope you are all well! Since suffering badly with teenage-acne a year or two ago my skin has been left horribly red and scarred. So with my love for Clinique foundations in mind, I was super interested in trying this too see if it really could make a difference.

This foundation really does work, usually I will put on foundation then cover up any visible redness with concealer but when I use this foundation, the only place I need to put concealer is under my eyes - amazing! This foundation gives a really good coverage, it will literally camouflage any imperfections. However, whilst giving such a full-on coverage, this foundation does not fail to give the skin a beautiful, natural glow.

My only dislike towards this foundation is that I find it's not brilliantly suited to my oily skin-type, I find myself getting shiner than usual throughout the day and having to powder more often. 

My mum and auntie both suffer with rosacea and use this foundation. It really does cover the redness in their cheeks and would honestly leave someone with no knowledge of their skin condition completely unaware. It is impressive stuff!

Thank you for reading!! :)

Sunday, 2 June 2013

FOTD: Everyday Make-up

Hello lovelies, I hope you are all well! This make-up is what I turn to pretty much every day so I thought it was worth sharing with you all!

bareMinerals Original SPF 15 Foundation in 'Fairly Light'
bareMinerals Warmth All-Over Face Colour
bareMinerals Mineral Veil
Dainty Doll Cream Blush in 'Billion Dollar Babies'
Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer in 'Ivory'

Natural Collection eyeshadow in 'Crushed Walnut'

Natural Collecion 'Sea Shell' across the lid with 'Crushed Walnut' blended into the crease
Maybelline Gel Eyeliner in 'Black'
No 7 Stay Perfect Amazing Eyes Pencil in 'Brown' blended under the eye
Benefit They're Real Mascara

Revlon Lip Butter in 'Tutti Fruiti'

I love the bareMinerals foundation/bronzer/mineral veil combination on my face, it leaves my skin looking so healthy and glowy but still completely natural and not too shiny. I reviewed the Dainty Doll Cream Blush in my previous post so you can read more on that there. The Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer really does brighten up underneath the eyes, I also find it works fine on any blemishes too.
I like a strong brow and 'Crushed Walnut' makes it so easy to achieve. It also creates the perfect shadow when blended through the crease over 'Sea Shell'. I don't feel myself without black eyeliner and the Maybelline Gel eyeliner has always been my favourite for this. I like to put a little brown eyeliner underneath the eye then blend it in with my finger to create a subtle smoky effect. Then when it comes to mascara, Benefit's 'They're Real' is famously brilliant.
I wear Revlon's 'Tutti Fruiti' Lip Butter near enough everyday, it's perfect because it is a lovely colour but is not too heavy and is  moisturising on the lips.

Thank you for reading!! :)

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

REVIEW: Dainty Doll Blushers

Hello lovelies! Sorry the posts haven't been so regular recently, I've been revising non-stop for my soon approaching AS Level exams!! Anyway, a little while back I was reading Bell-aimie's review on these lovely little blushers, after learning that they are currently just £1.99 (as opposed to the RRP £13.50 price tag) on Fragrance Direct I could not resist ordering a couple to try out for myself! I picked up a powder blusher in the shade 'You Are My Sunshine' along with a cream blusher in the shade 'Billion Dollar Babies'.

'You Are My Sunshine' is a beautiful pink shade with lots of gold glitter running through it. It looks so lovely and glowy on the cheeks and would be perfect for a night out or healthy, glowing makeup in the summertime! It blends onto the skin nicely and lasts really well, I am definitely thinking of buying some more powder blushes in different colours.

'Billion Dollar Babies' is much more subtle, it is completely matte and just adds a little 'something' to the cheeks during the day. I've been wearing this blusher to work and school constantly since I've had it, similarly the powder blush it blends onto the skin really well and has great staying power.

Overall I am very impressed with these blushers and would definitely like to pick up a few more colours - any you would recommend? Thank you for reading!

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

REVIEW: La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo

Hello lovelies! I haven't spoken to you about my skincare routine in a while, so expect a fully detailed post on that soon. But for now, I want to tell you about a fairly new product to my skincare routine that has changed it for the better. 

This moisturiser is recommended for those with problem or acne-prone skin, I'd say I sort of fit this barrier, I've been known to break out badly in the past and although I haven't had a bad breakout recently, I'm prone to the odd hormonal spot here and there. I also have scars from where my skin has been bad in the past, and that's one of the biggest issues I have with my skin.

When this moisturiser is first applied I find it feels really thin and refreshing (badly said but that's the only way I can think to explain it). In the morning I find it gives my skin enough moisture to be worn alone underneath make-up, but at night time I use it like a serum underneath a heavier moisturiser. 

This product, as well as feeling lovely on the skin, really has made a positive difference. I found at first it made my skin worse because it was bringing out all of the dirt and yuckiness, but now I have been using it for a month or so I have really started to see improvements. It even seems to have taken down some of the redness in my scarring which I am rather chuffed about.

I think this is going to become a staple in my skincare routine and remain there for a long time. I bought my Effaclar Duo here and they have 15% at the moment so I'd say get it whilst you can!

Thank you for reading xx

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

March Favourites!

Hi lovelies! Isn't this year flying by! I cannot believe Easter has just passed and it's already time to be posting my March Favourites.

Real Techniques Fine Liner Brush: I absolutely love a thick black winged eye and I find a gel eyeliner the best way to achieve this. I have always just used the little brush that comes with the Maybelline Gel Liner, this Real Techniques brush, however, is miles better. Apart from anything it makes applying the liner so much easier and allows for more precise lines to be drawn.

bareMinerals Prime Time Primer: I got this primer in the Get Started Kit, I rarely bother with a primer so I wasn't expecting to be wow-ed by this. But it actually works wonderfully as a base under both the bareMinerals Original Foundation and other liquid foundations I have in my make-up collection. I will be buying the full sized product when this has run out!

TRESemme Divine Definition Spray & Tousled Wave Spray and Toni & Guy Sea Salt Texturising Spray: I want to talk about these products together because the three of them combined have completely changed my hair-styling routine for the better. I have thin, flat, boring hair and the combination of these products gives it a voluminous, messy look that I love. The products work well on their own, but together they are perfect.

Yankee Candle in 'Wild Passion Fruit': A bit of a random, non-beauty related one to finish things off but I have to mention this because I have literally been burning this candle every day. My friend bought me this for my birthday back in February and it literally smells heavenly. Big love for this candle!

What have your favourite products been this month? Thank you for reading!

Friday, 29 March 2013


Hello lovelies! Bit of a random post today - just a snippet into my Instagram from the past few weeks!

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That's all for today, isn't the world of social media a fun place! I hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend. Thank you for reading :)