Friday, 9 December 2011

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer

I have brought this great concealer last week. It’s not often that I rave about a concealer, its usually lipstick or lip balm or some other lip product but I’m so impressed with this one!

So let’s have a look at why I am so impressed with this.

The Packaging: The concealer is in a small tube with a doe foot application, so very similar to a lip gloss but slightly bigger. Not a major problem with the product but the print on the tub rubs off quite easily.

The colours: There are 4 colours to choose from, Light, Fair, Medium and Deep. I brought medium and feel it blends into my skin really well.

The price: Each cost £4.19, a very reasonable price for a very good concealer. I think it might be even cheaper in Superdrugs

The Texture: It’s a thick liquid that blends in very easily around the eyes. It also dries quite quickly and to a matte effect on the skin. I have greasier skin so I set it with a powder but you could get away with skipping this step.

The Coverage: I have incredibly dark under eye circle which I find difficult to cover. Even when it could look fine in the morning some concealers I use, transfer or rub off by the afternoon. With this concealer I find I still look quite respectable by the end of the work day.

I’ve heard about the rave reviews of this product but have never picked it up, usually forgoing it for something from another brand thinking this would never work- it’s from Collection 2000! Now I can’t believe I didn’t pick this up sooner!

Friday, 11 November 2011

Stila Lip Glaze Set! Bargain Alert!

Bargain alert!

My sister alerted me to a super bargain on Stila Lipglazes. ASOS is doing a special deal on a set of 8 Lip glaze for £16.

All of the lip glazes are full size so you are getting full size lip glazes for £2. What do you think bargain right. I've got mine, you getting yours?

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Glossybox October!

I got my second Glossy box!!! So excited!

It’s like a present every month.

Let’s see what I got in October’s Glossybox.

1. Dermalogica Age Smart Multivitamin Thermafoliant

Skin Polish.

2. Dermalogica Age Smart Multivitamin Power Masque

Face mask

3. Leighton Denny Expert Nails in Baydoll

4. Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyerliner in Moray

(a green mossy colour)

5. Robert Piguet

In Visa, Calypso and Fraces

I even got a little bonus from Glossy box. A cute little make up bag from Dermalogica with a little sample of their Renewal Lip Complex inside it!

The Information card is slightly bigger than last month’s. This could be due to all the QR codes that they have put on. They have a QR code next the information they put on each product which directs you to the product website. Quite handy if you discover you love the sample and want to order a full size one from the brand website.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Clinique's Chubby Stick

I have wanted to get this for a while now. I saw my friend putting it on after a dinner we had and was totally sucked in by the packaging. I just had to know what it was and where I could get it! I could never pass up on a lip product, especially one that looks so cute.

The Packaging: It will remind you of the crayons you used to use when you were little except that these only come in shades of different degrees of pink and red, maybe nudes if you are into that? If you twist the bottom more products shoots up from the top. I’m expecting that the point will disappear which could affect the cuteness or it could just look like a very blunt pencil?

The colour: From the shops I have visited there seems to be around eight colours to choose from. I purchase the ‘chunky cherry’ which seems to be quite popular as it was sold out everywhere I went. I finally got a hold of it in Harrods.

The price: Each cost £15.00 but have discovered recently that Boots are selling them for £14.00. You may need to run to a bigger Boots store as they are the only ones who usually stock Clinique

The Texture: The texture is very much like a Lip balm as it is after all a moisturising lip colour balm. When you first put it on it looks very glossy but does dry a little as you wear it longer. It could be the colour that I brought but I have had several people comment that it looks like a lip stain on the lips.

The smell: No smell that I can detect.

Extra bonus: Cute factor

Overall I think it was the packaging that attacted me first, the product is quite good and I might try some other colours

Sunday, 18 September 2011


I got my Glossy box!!! So excited!

For those who have not heard of Glossybox, it’s a great subscription service. The idea is that you subscribe to Glossybox and every month you will have a box posted to you fill with at least five samples of high end skincare and cosmetic. Sometimes you will receive sample size or full size products. Some brands you might have heard of but some you might not. The monthly subscription is a very reasonable £10.

You wont be able to choose what you get, but when you subscribe you will fill out a questionnaire about yourself, your likes and dislikes, you wear a lot of makeup or is skincare important etc.

I really like the anticipation, not knowing what you are going to get is really exciting. It’s like getting a present every month. ><

So back to what I received in my September Glossybox.

1. Dead sea Spa Magik. Salt Brushing
Two sachets of body exfoliator.

2. Green People Fruitful Night
A sample size tube of night cream for younger looking skin.

3. HD Brows Eye and Brow Palette

4. Neal and Wolf Glow super Shine spray

100ml bottle

5. Plum by Mary Greenwell

Signature scent- 1.5ml

I have only taken a look at the products not tried anything yet but as from first glance I can see me liking the HD brow palettes a lot. There are so many brow palettes and pencils with limited colours for me- it either too dark or too light this palette has 4 shades to mix around with, seems perfect.

Unfortunately for me Plum perfume was not really for me. I thought it was slightly strong for me personally.

More updates on the others on a later date….

Friday, 16 September 2011

His & Her Drawstring Bag

As it happens I am extremely groggy as I write this due to all the cold medication I have taken, please forgive the spelling and grammar! Due to my overwhelming need to show off I have decided to just show you the 'his' and 'her' drawstring bags I made in the weekend.

My husband and I take lunch to work. Beats a sandwich everyday right? Anyway his lunch bag was getting a bit grubby shall we say and I thought I would make him a new bag. I’m still a novice at sewing so I thought a drawstring bag would be the easiest- no zips or buttons etc. Denim was his suggestion which I thought was a good idea, it's hard wearing and appropriate for him I think.

It turned out quite well so I thought I would make one for myself. I used a scrap piece of material to make a heart to sew on. I had overestimated my skills slightly though, even after pinning heart to death on the fabric, the stitching was still wonky. Manoeuvring the fabric and negotiating the curves is harder than it looks! If you don’t look so closely I think I would get away with it.

So viola

His and her drawstring bags

Can sit flat on a table

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Urban Decay Naked Lipstick

Everyone has heard of the Urban Decay Naked Palette but how many people talk about the lipstick. Yes ladies… there is Naked Lipstick. My gorgeous friends gave this as well as some other cosmetic lovelies to me for my birthday but I have only recently got round to using it. To be fair I think I judged it too quickly… it was a nude which isn’t usually what I go for but I thought I would give it a go. So here is what I thought…

The Packaging: The Lipstick is in a very pretty purple case with a sword/ dagger sticking out from the bottom but if you are being practical it’s actually quite rubbish. It quite big and bulky, it is also a pain to store or put in your cosmetic bag. I think it's the dagger that is the most annoying, I just keep wondering why it is there?

See the dagger?

The colour: Like I said previously I am not that keen on Nudes, I usually go for something more red. There are some deeper elements to this colour, its closer to pink than brown which is quite flattering. The one I have leaves a very pretty glossy sheen on my lips. I think there are about 13 colours in the collection, all with fab names so quite a big collections.

The Texture: It feels so good on your lips. This really swayed be towards this lipstick. It feels super moisturising on my lips, which is unusual for a lipstick. It does mention that the lipstick contains a variety of different nourishing vitamins so that might account for this feeling.

Look at the sheen on that!
The price: Each cost £13.00 so about the same as a MAC lipstick but with better texture.

The smell: It smells like playdough. I don’t mind the smell but some people might.

Extra bonus: The Vitamins!

Bad point: For me; the packaging in particular the dagger.

Overall I think this is a great lipstick, might have to check out the other colours and but will need to break off the dagger. >.<