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Monday, 31 December 2012

Kate moss matte lipsticks.

Kate moss collaborates with rimmel quite frequently and today i have two lipsticks to share with you from the matte range.
I have had these lipsticks for some time now and have only recently made up my mind about what to say about them.

#111 (kiss of life) is not only the only named lipstick of the collection but it is a lovely postbox red. If you are looking for a medium red which is budget friendly but still performs well, this is it.

#107 is one of the only shades i wore in Autumn/ Winter this year as it was bang on trend. #107 is a deep berry shade that leans more on the red side rather than the purple side. Because of this it is easy to wear and look fantastic on nearly every skin-tone. It was a staple in my makeup bag this season.

Wear time is not perfect but it does wear on average 3 hours on me without eating or drinking which is pretty good for a drugstore brand. They aren't fully matte but for the price i think it is worth buying if you want to dip your toes into the pool of matte lipsticks without breaking the bank.

Have you tried this? What did you think about it?

These cost £5.49 from boots, superdrug and some supermarkets.

I ♥ Drugstore makeup tag.

Hi everyone so today i thought i would do the 'i heart makeup tag' tag hope you enjoy.

1. What is your favorite drugstore makeup brand?

I would have to say L'oreal because their products are consistently pretty good and i do own a fair bit of their products.

2. What are your favorite face, cheek and lip products?

Face - Rimmel Stay matte face powder - I adore this product it is shamazing! It is very natural and controls shine for around 6 hours before needing a touchup on my very oily skin. My only qualm would be that it comes in such a limited range , i have the last colour in the range (006) and it is just right for me.
Cheeks – I love the Maybelline dream mousse blushes although now that I think about it I think they are discontinued, which is a shame as it is the only drugstore blush I have ever loved
Lip- I love the rimmel kate moss matte lipstick , I have them in shades 111 and 107 they are amazing and worth every penny if you ask me.

3. Least favorite product?

Ohh that's hard I would have to say rimmel eyeshadows , when i tried them there was absolutely NO colour payoff on the lighter shades only on the darkest shades. Also they faded within a hour - even with primer!

4. What is the best makeup bargain?

The best makeup bargain in my opinion would be the collection 2000 lip creme's just for the immense colour payoff, lasting power and the price which is a measley £2.99! A must buy if you ask me.

5. What is your favorite underdog product? (Something you love that often gets overlooked?)

Probably the blistex lip balm as carmex has taken all the drugstore lipbalm thunder! It is just as good if not better.

6. A drugstore product that is overpriced?

The revlon just bitten lip balm stains. They are great but for the amount of product it is just not worth £7.99 in my opinion.

7. Show your best drugstore dupe(s)!!

My best dupe would be the collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer for the estee lauder double wear concealer.  It is on-par with double wear but if the shades were more varied and coverage a teeny bit better then i would be in concealer heaven!

8. Drugstore product that isn't worth the hype?

The bourjois healthy mix foundation. Although i initially loved this i found within time the foundation got gloopy and started to oxidise on my skin. It may the cold air reacting with it or my oily skin rather than the foundation but i will not be buying this again regardless.

Ps **If you would like separate reviews on any of the above mentioned products please do not hesitate to ask in the comments section below J **

Pps - i hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and i hope you have an amazing 2013 !

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Gift of the week

Chubby Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in five shades. Colour balm for any occasion to create that perfect pout.
Set contains:
  • Richer Raisin 1.2g
  • Curvy Candy 1.2g
  • Chunky Cherry 1.2g
  • Super Strawberry 1.2g
  • Oversized Orange 1.2g
  • Sliding Box Light Pink with Dark Pink Ribbon
(from clinique's website)

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Hair Wishlist

I have been recently trying to take care of my hair more and more so these are a list of products that i hope to purchase in the near future.

I want the Lee Stafford hair growth conditioner (£7.99) as even though my hair is quite long i want it to be longer without it breaking, me going to the hairdressers then having to start from square one.
I have heard that the tangle teezer is a godsend for some and with my thick, tangly and breakage prone hair i hope it works for me too.(£10.99)
I would like the charles worthington time defying mousse as i have heard that it gives volume without it look unnatural (hello-Towie!!!)(£5.49)

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

I'm guest blogging !!! :)

Hi everyone this is just to let you know that i'm guest posting for k at a thing of beauty blog.  So if you wanna see my review of mac's pro longwear lipcreme then click, clickity , click over to her blog here.

Toodlelou xoxo

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Model's own - ibiza mix

For the most part i don't like to put glitter on my nails as i have home ec which means i have to cook.  But now and then i just can't resist putting a little sparkle into my life.

 Application wise this was easy to work with and dried fairly quickly so that was great
Truth be told that i have never had as many compliments about my nails as i did with ibiza mix - it was so lovely that people actually notice my nails!
This nail polish was infuriatingly difficult to get a hold off (it took 5 months) but i got it in the end thankfully.

this nail polish is packed with multicoloured glitter in different sizes of glitter in a clear base.

I think this looks best over a simple base colour - i'm using rimmel's beige babe.

As it is only £5 i feel that if you happen to stumble across this colour then you should snap it up!!

Sunday, 2 September 2012

August Empties

Hey everyone , it's been a long time since i put up a post for you guy's but school has been pretty hectic but it is now september and i have a few (finished) products to show you.

I have to say that i really enjoyed putting my used items in my little Benefit 'finding mr bright' box as it was a little incentive to finish products more quickly.

 First of all we have my l'oreal nude magique bb cream.  I don't really have an opinion yet as there obviously wasn't a lot of product.
Next was my l'oreal eyeliner which you can read about here.

Then we have my rimmel vinyl gloss which you can also read about over here.
I really loved the lift and luminate night cream (i even cut the top off so i could get all the product out as it did make my skin seem radiant) I might even but this next time i'm in boots to give you all a review on it 
Last of all we have no7 extreme length mascara and i used this as my bottom lash mascara and it wasn't clumpy and i will buy this once all my current mascaras are finished.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Natural collection nail polish in antique coral

Now you may have or may not have noticed i'm somewhat of a nail polish fiend.  In fact i do change my nails at least once a week.  while i was in boots a couple of weeks ago (looking for an eyebrow pencil - didn't get one :( ) i saw the natural collection stand.  Now call me snobby but i don't normally go for this stand (but i do like the eyeshadow i got there ages ago)

Looks less pink in real life - way to go camera!!!

This nail polish says it coral but myself and everyone i asked have said it looks like a pinky orange.  When applying it used 3 coats.  On the first coat there is very noticeable shimmer but by the third coat it had become almost invisible which was a shame as the shimmer looked great

On the whole i think this is a lovely nail polish for less than £2.  Give it a go!!!

Natural collection nail polish in antique coral - boots (£1.89)

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Essie muchi muchi

Yes!!! i finally bought my first essie nail polish last week and i couldn't wait to show everyone.  The reason i never really ventured into the essie bandwagon is mainly the price.  At £7.99 these are the higher end of high street.  But i needed a nice nude-almost-pink colour for my 'little' collection.

Now most nudes tend to really wash me out.  In fact the only nude that i can get on with is revlon's pink nude. This nail polish takes about 4 coats to get opaque, a lightyear to dry and it has now almost run out.  So while i was in boots i decided to take the plunge and get muchi muchi.

Muchi muchi is warm toned which is good for me as i am warm toned and other nudes do look really stark on me.  It took me two coats to achieve the coverage in the picture and it builds up really well. Drying time was great and i finished my nails in 5 minutes (success!) I personally like the big brush as i have wide nails and so it speeds up time.  However that being said i do think that if you have narrow nails you might find brush application a little messy and will require clean up afterwards.

Essie muchi muchi ~ superdrug, boots (£7.99) 

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

A quick note ....

This is just to mention that since school is starting back up again (tomorrow....eeek) i may not be able to post as frequently as i have this summer .  I will try and have at least 2 posts a week but i will have 1 every week :)
Source - google images


Sunday, 12 August 2012

A rival for carmex? #1

It is no secret that i have a serious love addiction for carmex but recently i have been trying different lipbalms to see if they are better ones out there.

Today's lipbalm is ' Blistex medplus cherry berry ' .  To be honest i have never thought about trying any lipbalm from Blistex as i have just never found the brand appealing but this lipbalm came free with my mouthwash - it's dentyl if you are wondering (I love when they do that !) so i decided to put my carmex down to try this.

Medplus is aimed at people with dry and sore lips which i do get in summer (thanks hayfever!)  and it comes in two varieties original and cherry berry.  The original one comes in a pot and tube and the cherry berry just comes in a tube - which i actually prefer as it is quicker to apply.

The ingredients include Camphor to soothe and Beeswax to condition.  I really like it when lipbalms have something other than petroleum jelly in it's ingredients so this was already looking good.

Obviously cherry berry is cherry flavoured.  I love cherries ( my carmex is also cherry flavoured) so this was another plus sign 

I find it very easy to apply as it is soft but still firm so it won't go mushy.  It starts working immediately so my lips feel moisturized instantly and it gives a slight tingle ( i think due to the beeswax) 

After one week my lips have been soft and not at all chapped but i find to get maximum results you do need to put on a thick layer.

Mine is approx half the size of one you would buy normally so it is not really that small!

 Overall i think that this is great when my lips are in really bad condition and to be honest i think of carmex and this to be on the same par.

Blistex medplus cherry berry ~  Boots, Superdrug, chemists and supermarkets ~ £2.34

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Real techniques stippling brush

Hello everyone, today i am going to review a brush from the insanely popular real techniques brand.  For those who don't know real techniques was created by Samantha Chapman (sam from pixiwoo) They both use the brushes very frequently in their YouTube tutorials - link!

The stippling brush has been reviewed a lot in the blogging world but i thought i'd get my two-cents in anyway.

I picked mine up at boots for £11.99 but if you don't live near a boots or not in the UK you can buy them online.

The RT brushes (mind if i call them that now? ) are ridiculously hyped but i completely understand why.  They are just so perfect!!! They are unlike any other brushes in the high-street, they are reasonably priced and great quality.  The stippling brush is made out of super soft, synthetic taklon bristles like all the other RT brushes.  My only con is after every use the brush feels cakey and dirty and needs a wash again.  I use this for liquid foundation mainly my make up forever hd foundation (if you would like a review on that let me know in the comments) and it does look bloody fantastic if i do say so myself but i am yet to try it on a cream blush so i can't say how that fare with this brush.  I find it doesn't work well with thick foundations so stick to a thin one (i find MUFE HD to be in the medium category)

Overall it is a good brush and i recommend it just don't run out to buy it right this minute.

Real techniques stippling brush -Boots, RT online ~ £11.99 

Top tip thursday #3

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

L'oreal studio secrets primer

Hello today i'm going to review L'oreal studio secrets primer.  this primer was in my July favourites and i thought it was about time i did a little review on it.

To start on a sour note i hate the packaging it is just really hard to get product out without it going under your nails which wastes product but that being said i realise there isn't many other alternatives to packaging....... unless it was in foundation packaging with a PUMP

I have oily skin so a primer is good for days i don't want powder on and this primer is very good at 'airbrushing' your skin so it isn't just one dimension like powder can sometimes make it look.

The consistency is quite bouncy, like a less moussey version of maybelline dream mousse products.  It is quite thick which means you need a *tiny* amount for your face and it blends perfectly.  It doesn't leave a white cast on your face if you don't blend as well one day (*ahem* no7 matte primer) and it does make my foundation stay on until the end of the night which is great.

The price is at the slightly pricier end of the drugstore brands but then again l'oreal is like the higher end drugstore brand (contractions , i know) and it is almost £15.  I know by know you'll be saying '£15 for a ..... primer. You've gone mad' but it did work.  My face was left smoother, my foundation looked great and the staying power wasn't bad either but is it worth the money? Personally i won't repurchase as i am sure there are cheaper alternatives for this primer.  So are you ready for the quest of a lifetime? I am ! !  And you ready to join me on my quest for the perfect primer?  

If you are please list you recommendations for primers below and i will let you know how i get on.

Toodlelou xoxo

L'oreal studio secrets primer ~ boots, superdrug - (£14.29)

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Style Crush ~ Emma stone

This is a bit different than my normal style crush posts i didn't want to do a collage for her as i feel that it doesn't do her justice.  I hope you don't mind and please tell me if you prefer collages or this style of style crush posts.

**all pictures from google images**

Emma Stone Emma Stone walks the red carpet at 2012 MTV Movie Awards.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

My Summer Scent

I am currently sitting writing this while it is raining with thunder and lightning.  Can you guess where I am?  That's right good ol' Scotland! :)  So this post is about my summer scent to help lift my spirits up as this dreadful weather is really starting to bring me down.

Daisy eau so fresh by Marc Jacobs is one of my all-time favourite perfumes as it is just so easy to wear.  I wear this especially in the summer and also in the winter when I need a little pick-me-up.

Marc Jacobs is a highly successful fashion designer but he has also made tons of perfume (the original daisy, Lola, oh Lola etc...) so I was thrilled when I got this for my birthday a while ago.

I have this in eau de toilette as opposed to eau de perfume which will have different staying power etc...

To me the notes are not very detectable separately as they sort of blend together to create a beautiful light, fruity scent.  It has notes of raspberry, sensuous wild rose, and deep and warm plum.  I'd say that you definitely can smell the raspberry at first but then it slowly changes and you can smell rose and violets which makes it turn very florally for a while then musk and cedarwood come to play as they give the fruity notes a boost thus turning it back to a dominantly fruity scent

I think that it is perfect for summer (or every season to be honest) and I just love the lid it's so beautiful.  I like the fact it only has one yellow flower it makes it unique in my opinion and it is bigger than standard perfumes which is always nice.
It stays on me for around 5 hours but remember on others it will differ.
You will get compliments for sure with this perfume, when I wear it; it gets triple the amount of compliments than others in my collection.

Have you tried daisy eau so fresh?  What are your thoughts?

Available at debenhams and boots from £48 - £62

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

July favourites


L'oreal studio secrets primer - review coming soon.

Natural collection eye shadow - review here.

Cosmo beauty blender dupey sponge thing -review here.

Collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer - review here.


Thursday, 26 July 2012

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Solution for Hayfever?

It is no secret that i suffer from hayfever and to me it is the worst thing about spring/summer. So i tried haymax which is available in your local supermarkets.

It is 100% organic and has no side affects which is to me a huge selling point .  It really does work but you have to 'top up' every 2-3 hours and when you sneeze which can become a little tedious.

Overall i would thoroughly recommend it.  It is not a solution but it is a great help.  

Friday, 20 July 2012

Rimmel Stay matte powder

Today's product is a staple in my collection , it is rimmel's stay matte pressed powder.  The packaging is quite travel friendly as it had a plastic lid and is also encased in plastic. 
Sorry , the writing does wear off after a while :(

I use a powder puff with this and apply to my t-zone (forehead, nose, chin) to eliminate any shine and minimize pores.

I have the shade 006 which i think is actually the darkest shade and it is perfect, i think darker skinned ladies may have a problem finding a shade to match but there is actually a transparent shade to cater for all skin tones.

It lasts for around 5 hours on me and my skin does look a lot better with it.

I would recommend this for anyone who has oily skin as it covers shine really well or just wants to set their foundation as it lasts quite long.

Rimmel Stay matte powder - Boots, superdrug (£3.99)