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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)

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Photographical Wednesday

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside.   Boo UK weather lately ! L

On wednesday's we wear pink !

Today I have a lovely pink nail polish to show you it is Rimmel's rose libertine. 

Formula wise, there isn't an awful lot to say.  It dried really quickly and it was opaque in two coats.

Rimmel rose libertine - Boots, Superdrug (£2.99)

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Barry M Blueberry Ice Cream

Blueberry Ice Cream is part of the permanent nail polish range from Barry M.  It is a pastel pale blue which also manages to have a tiny bit of brightness.

The formula is amazing as it is opaque in one coat but I put 2 coats on by force of habit.

Sorry about the really bad clean-up of the nails but I was in a rush.

Overall for £2.99 you can't go wrong with this polish

Blueberry Ice Cream - Superdrug, Boots (£2.99)

Monday, 16 July 2012

Shades of couture ~ Juicy couture

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful Monday.  If you are living in the UK you might have noticed the lack of sunshine, frankly it has been MISERABLE.  I went on holiday in May to Greece and it gave me an excuse to splurge and buy these lovely sunglasses.

I bought them in asos but I just checked their website and they are no longer available :(.

I think they are very good quality and will serve me well for ages.

I also must say that asos are the absolute best at delivering and it came by the end of the week. 

Juicy couture sunglasses ~ asos (£105)

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection concealer

Another day, another review.  I'm on a roll aren't I?  Anyway today's review is for Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection concealer which is said to be many bloggers Holy Grail concealer.  Well I finally tried it and its now mine too!

It comes in 4 shades I chose medium 3 and it cost £4.19. I think this is the best price I have ever seen for a concealer that performs so well!

I used to steer clear of the collection 2000 stand (judging a book by its cover, I know) as the products used to look really tacky but thankfully this concealer is just a simple tube which has black printed writing on it * the writing will rub off after frequent use, my pictures were taken when I first bought it so that's why it looks nice and new *

What I like about the concealer is that it is soft and creamy but easy to blend, I also like how the wand inside gives the right amount of concealer rather than too much or too little.  It is amazing for hiding redness especially around the nose and is really good for minimizing dark circles around the eyes.  I've heard many people liken it to a certain YSL touché éclat (please tell me I’m not the only one who adopts a bad French accent when saying that) but alas I have never tried it so I cannot make a comparison.

Overall it is a great bargainous concealer worth every penny.  A must have if you ask me!

Collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer ~ Boots, Superdrug (£4.19)

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream

Yes I have finally dabbled into the BB cream faze and I must say I’m not quite impressed.  So I should probably say first of all that a BB cream is basically like a tinted moisturizer which also has other benefits thrown in.  It is originally found in Asia but the craze has brought it here.

I love the packaging as it is fresh looking (does that make sense , I mean like it is clean and crisp looking ha-ha) and the fact it had a seal on it when I opened it , I like this because then I can be sure no one else has opened it before me.  There are a selection of shades (4 I think) so I chose dark and gosh it was like opening fake tan which incidentally I never use as I’m already really tan.

1.Creates a natural glow.
2.Compliments skin-tone.
3. SPF30 UV protection.
4. Hydrates all day.
5. Blurs imperfections.
6. Oil free - non greasy.
7. Looks visibly fresh.
8. Feels fresh.

 Fortunately though it is a dream to blend as it was quite runny so it worked for me.  I liked the price (8.99) and it is good value for money in my opinion, it states that it adds a glow to your face and I have to disagree in fact it is semi matte.    It won't last very long on my skin (4 or 5 hours at most), its not very hydrating and also that it is crazy sheer so it is only for decent skin days and even then you will need extra cover such as concealer.  

The only good things are that it is oil free and contains SPF 30 but then again so do other, probably better tinted moisturizers/BB creams

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream ~ Boots, Superdrug, Supermarkets (yes, really!) and other retailers which sell Maybelline - (£7.99)

Friday, 13 July 2012

French Manicure with a twist!

I have wanted to wear a French manicure for some time now but I like my nails short so I tried false nails.  This was second time I have ever tried to wear false nails on and let’s just say the first time it didn't go so well.  I used elegant touch French manicure false nails.
On application I found the glue really hard to open even with scissors and therefore it was increasingly difficult to cover each nail evenly as it kept on clogging.
But when all that was over and done with, it looked alright.  For some reason to me it was just way to boring so to liven it up a bit I put a nice glittery pink nail polish on my accent nail called VIP by Orly (I think it stands for Very Important Polish - see what I did there ? ) Putting it on was really nice the pictures are with 2 coats but clean-up was so hard as you can most definitely see.
What I forgot was the next day I had horse riding which meant tacking up, riding and then untacking. Amazingly they survived so it was a big thumbs up from this makeup obsessed horse rider.
Overall it was ok but the false nails started to fall off after day 3 :(.

Elegant touch French manicure false nails ~ Boots (£ 6.45)

Orly VIP ~ Boots, Nail salons, (£ 5 for 5ml)

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Beauty blender on a budget!

Firstly I have never tried the real McCoy (Beauty blender) so I cannot make a comparison between the two, I don't think I will ever be able to spend £16 on a sponge but I have a cheaper version called the cosmopolitan beauty sponge.
I have never liked to use wedge sponges as I think they use up too much product but I love using this especially for heavier foundations.
It is a pain in the keister to wash though which is why I still have a teeny bit of foundation left on it.

How I use it

I damp it using warm water and it somehow makes my foundation give me the illusion of having AMAZING skin as it is almost impossible to get a cakey finish. 

You can find the beauty blender sponge in Superdrug although there must be limited stock as I tried 7 stores with no luck but eventually found it in the Braehead store near Glasgow .

Beauty blender sponge ~ Superdrug (£4.99)

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Photographical Wednesday

Today's picture is one of my favourites.  This was when i was on holiday and this little dog came to say hello!

Toodlelou xx

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Photographical Wednesday

I'm SO in love with Vespa's , it is bordering on a sick obsession and this photo was taken by me when i was in holiday in Rhodes, Greece .

Cheerio xx

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Poor little rich girl - NOTD

Today's nails just screamed luxurious and rich hence the title.  I used Topshop hidden treasure for my accent nail and opi a grape fit for the rest.

  Topshop applied like a dream but opi left a lot of air bubbles - is that normal because when I use mermaids tears it doesn't happen , well maybe I just got a bad 'un.

Cheerio xx