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Monday, 25 July 2011

Hayfever Makeup

Hey everyone!
Source - google images :)
So i get really bad hay fever in summer and it can make doing eye makeup a nightmare so here are some tips to ensure you have lovely eyes all day long.
1. Take your medicine - Kinda goes without saying doesn't it but i always forget somehow.
2. Apply a primer so eyeshadows stay in place until you use a makeup remover. (Urban decay primer potion is really good.)
3. Use neutral colours, don't use purple or pink etc... as it will enhance the redness of your eyes.(I like to use the UD naked palette.)
4. Use a hypoallergenic (for sensitive eyes) and waterproof mascara and eyeliner as it will reduce the urge to rub your eyes and if you do it won't give you raccoon - eyes.
5. Take off your makeup with a hypoallergenic and fragrant free remover.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Boudoir Prive

Hey dolls
Today i wanted to talk about boudoir prive. It's supposed to be like glossybox but more luxurious and instead of 5 products its 5-6 products for just £10.  I'm sure you've heard that glossybox is going up to £12.95.  Although i didn't ever sign up to glossybox i was kicking my-self in may but after the disappointing june box , i'm now very glad.  I haven't actually got to buy the box as it is invitation only you can join by signing up for there waiting list (cringe!)

They say.......
Treat yourself with deluxe-size samples of high-end makeup, skincare and bodycare products and more. Delivered once a month in a luxurious box for you to try out in the comfort of your own home. Just £10 per month.

Side note.............  

I also heard they've included products  from liberty beauty hall in London.

I've joined the waiting list have you?

Thursday, 21 July 2011

No 7 Skin Illuminator

Hiya everyone today I’ll be reviewing No.7 Skin Illuminator (£11)

What they say.........
No7 Skin Illuminator is an amazing radiance boosting beauty fluid with tiny iridescent particles that shimmer in the light, giving skin a healthy looking glow. 
It’s in a squeezy tube with a brush attached which isn't very good as the product gets clogged up and it also gets wasted as the brush bring too much out.  I think it would be better if it came in a bottle with a pump to control how much product you get.

This is an illuminator so this can go all over the face but i think it is a little shimmery for that so i use it as an highlighter (on cheekbones, bridge of nose, brow-bone etc...).  It’s thick but really blendable so it is great for highlighting. Its shimmery not glittery so it gives you a dewy, fresh look.

Grade - C

Monday, 18 July 2011

Urban decay deluxe shadow box

Hello honey-bees today i'll be reviewing the urban decay deluxe shadow box which was actually my first eye-shadow palette ages ago :)

What they say...........
Filled with only Deluxe Eyeshadows, this velvety case is loaded with 9 of our best-selling shades. Comes with a travel size Eyeshadow Primer Potion!
The new and improved Deluxe Shadow Box includes nine of our velvety pigment-rich Deluxe Eyeshadows-from bold brights to classic neutrals. PLUS, we've popped in a vial of Eyeshadow Primer Potion-sure to get anyone who hasn't tried it, addicted! The gorgeous compact is wrapped in luxe purple suede (faux, of course), and features a window of irresistibly touchable shiny silver mesh.
Fill Weight: Deluxe Eye Shadow 9 x 1.2 e 9 x .04 US oz; Eye Shadow Primer Potion 2.66ml e 0.10 US fl oz


It comes in a purple velvety(but its fake suede) box with chain detailing which to be honest i don't really care for as it attracts way to much dust.  Inside there is purple floral detailing which i really like a big mirror (always a plus), 2 brushes which unfortunately  i cannot show you as i lost them (they weren't very good anyway) and 9 eyeshadows with names.


They are 9 of them and they are pretty sparkly but its fine glitter not chunks of glitter , still i wouldn't wear this for work or school.  The colours range from underground (deep bronze-brown) to Peace (turquoise).   The shadows are buttery smooth apart from zero which was chalky.  I would've loved one or two matte neutrals but then i guess I've got the naked palette.  They last about 4 hours without primer and 8 hours with primer.  I like the 3 bottom colours the best that I've hardly touched the other ones.

Colours in detail;
Fishnet-This is like an iridescent pink/purple shade.
L-r ; Fishnet, Honey, Ransom, Graffiti
Honey-This is a very light shiny gold colour with yellow undertones.
Ransom-This is a purple. It is same purple urban decay use for logo, background etc...
Graffiti-This is a vivid green not for everyday use
Zero-This is a black with glitter not my favourite (it is pretty chalky)

Peace-This is a shimmering turquoise
Shag-light Brown
L-r ; Peace, Zero ,Shag, Scratch
Scratch-champagne it is a nice highlight
Underground-deep bronze brown

Grade - C

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Best blog award

Hey guys look what i got :)............

This is absolutley amazing thanks Lizzy :)

The rules of this award are:

1. Link back to the person who awarded this to you

Lizzy has a great blog and i'd love for you to check hers out :)

2. Share 7 random things about yourself
* My favourite holiday has probably  been Florida which i went to this summer it was amazing.
* I'm rubbish at P.E.
* I have never found a perfect lipgloss.
* I do horse-riding.
* I don't have good hand eye coordination.
* I'm a middle child.
* I'm British.

3. Award 15 blogs

4. Answer the following questions

Your favorite color: Purple
Your favorite song: Right now its'best thing i've never had' by Beyonce.
Your favorite dessert: ice cream
What is pissing you off: Nothing really
When you 're upset, you: listen to music and read quotes and watch random reality shows
Your favorite pet: don't have one but i want a rabbit
Black or White: Both
Biggest fear: heights
Best feature: I think my eyes are.
Everyday attitude: Positive and upbeat i guess
What is perfection: imperfections are perfections :)
Guilty pleasure: looking at old photo albums and watching reality t.v

Monday, 11 July 2011

Name change

we have changed to confessions of a makeup lover :) our website url will stay the same

Maybelline the falsies volum' express mascara

Hey honeybees :)
Sorry that i've not been here for almost 3 weeks i was on holiday to Florida which was really good.  Today i'll be reviewing maybelline 'the falsies' Volum' express mascara (£7.99)

What they say..............
Instant false glam in a tube

The Falsies Mascara delivers a false lash look; giving you a full set of voluminous, bold, fanned out lashes and the appearance of no gaps from any angle.

The Pro-Keratin and Fibre enriched formula is designed to deliver immediate results, distributing volume and visible intensity to your lashes. The patented ‘Spoon’ shaped brush helps fan lashes out.

The Falsies Mascara is designed to give the appearance of no gaps and spaces. In a wink lashes you didn’t even know you had look visibly thickened!

it is purple with a teal band and lettering and its pretty big, My only problem is why its 'volum'' and not volume i mean come on maybelline one more letter won't make a difference but i guess that's just picky me.

As far as i know there is only black available which would be kinda annoying if you had fair eyelashes because it would look like you stuck false eyelashes on

Whats Good about it.......................
I like that the brush is curved which makes it easier to coat your lashes  ant it also curls.  its a very inky black which has a lot of pigmentation ( some blacks aren't actually black :/ ).   It gives a little bit of volume but a lot of length.

Whats bad about it............
Its dries really fast which can be a good thing but if you want to build it this could be a problem , i also find that it clumps if you apply too quickly but it brushes out easily.

Grade - C+