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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Maybelline colour sensational Vivid's Lipstick in Fuchsia Flash

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Although it's still dreary and rainy outside, I've been following the S/S trend and wearing bright pink lipstick. Maybelline Fuchsia Flash is my current favourite, it has a creamy texture, smells amazing and is so pigmented!

I'm really impressed with Maybelline fuchsia flash lipstick, it doesn't dry out my lips and lasts a good few hours before fading on me. I don't normally brave a bright pink lip but this is such a pretty colour I couldn't resist!

This also works well if you dab a bit on the center of your lips and then use your finger to blend in to give a less intense look. I've been wearing this with a little bit of matte eyeshadow, winged liquid liner and an umbrella!
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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Blue Lower Lash line Make up

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I think this is a great way to use bright colours for a summery make up look without it looking too bold. It gives a nice hint of colour which I would feel brave enough to wear out on a warm summers evening or even during the day. 

I used Barry M Kohl Pencil in 19 on my waterline and paired it with Bright bottom lashes to give a pretty turquiose 'pop' to this everyday look. The thing I love about cream eyeshadows is that you can apply them on your lashes over your mascara to give you coloured lashes, I did this with Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr eyeshadow in the shade Turquiose Forever.

Firstly I applied Rimmel Wake me up foundation with a Real Techniques expert face brush, I used Bourjois Bronzer to contour and Mac Warm Soul Blush to give me a summery glow. I Highlighted using Topshop highlighter in Sunbeam, and finished off with Rimmel stay matte powder
I used Clinique superfine liner for brows to shape my brows and Mac Pigment in Melon as a wash of colour over my lids. I ran Collection Dazzle me in Magical under the lower lash line and in the inner corners of my eyes and I used Revlon Peach Parfait Lip Butter and Revlon Lipgloss in Peony on my lips.

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Saturday, 11 May 2013

Origins Night a Mins

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I was given a small tester of Origins Night a mins oil free renewal cream and fell in love with it instantly. Even when the Origins sales assistant tested it on the back of my hand, I was so surprised at how soft it made my hand feel.
Origins Night a mins is quite fragranced which something that I normally tend to avoid, however as this contains no parabens or mineral oil, it doesn't react badly with my skin at all and even helps reduces any blemishes I have, helps to fade acne scarring and keeps my skin hydrated.
I picked up the oil free version to suit my skin type but there is also a richer version of this which would be good for dry skin.
I read reviews on Origins Night A Mins online after I bought the full sized product as the tester worked so well for me. The reviews are mainly very positive however a few people seem to have experienced breakouts after using this so although I highly recommend this moisturiser, I would see if you can get a sample pot to test it out first. Origins tend to be really good with giving out samples, I got these two samples when I bought Night a Mins!
This has quickly become my staple night time moisturiser, my skin seems to love origins at the moment and I'm definitely looking for daytime moisturiser from them to put on my Wishlist!

Have you tried this?

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Wednesday, 8 May 2013

May Bank Holiday Weekend

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I haven't done a lifestyle post before, but I had such a lovely May Bank holiday weekend that I thought I would share some of the pictures with you! 

Saturday started off as a dreary rainy day. Me and my boyfriend took a trip to Ikea to buy the Alex draws which I'm currently organising my ever expanding Make-up collection into. I picked up a few bits for the home too, I've wanted the Ofelia fluffy white blanket ever since I saw it on Mariannan's decor posts and the pretty plant/candle holders are perfect to store my Make-up brushes in. After queueing for too long for food in Ikea, we gave up waiting and walked to Asda which was near to buy some snacks to eat. I couldn't resist this Coke bottle, even though I don't really drink it! Me and Alex (My boyfriend not the draws!) ate Melon, Crisps and Pastries in the car and then picked up a Costa hot chocolate for the drive home. 

Sunday was spent building furniture and making Belgium waffles. I had Golden syrup, cinnamon and a dusting of icing sugar on mine :)

Monday was a lovely, sunny day. We took a stroll along a river next to blossom filled tree's and fed the swans. I gave this little guy an extra big bit of bread to say thanks for the photo!

All in all one of my favourite long weekends.

xx
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Thursday, 2 May 2013

Spring Nails

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L-R Essie Peach Daiquiri, Barry M Grapefruit, Essie Mint Candy Apple, Topshop Windy City, Barry M Peach Melba, Topshop Prim and Proper

These are my current favourite Spring Nailvarnishes. I think they are a lovely mix of pretty pastels for spring and a few brights which will also be great for summer.

Barry M Gelly in Grapefruit and Essie Peach Daiquiri are actually quite similar, although Grapefruit is slightly on the pinker side. The Barry M Gelly formula is lovely, only 1 coat needed and it is very high shine, perfect for quick application and shiny nails! 
I think my favourite of the bunch has to be Essie Mint candy apple, this is the perfect summer colour and I love the name, the packaging and the brush! 


What are your favourite colours this spring?
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